At the end of last month reports from Italy (via Molineux News) revealed that Valencia would be willing to sell Guedes in the summer. He is rated at £36m but could be available for considerably less with his contract due to expire next year.
Speaking recently about his future the player said: “I am very focused on Valencia” and “when the season is over, if there is a good proposal for me we have to look at it.”
This provides hope to Wolves with it sounding like the player isn’t against a move if the offer is right for him and his club.
Wanderers boss Bruno Lage must do all he can to get the deal done as Guedes would seriously improve the options that Wolves currently have.
ESPN journalist Kay Murray described the winger as “a massive talent” and claimed that he is an “excellent dribbler”. He has made 31 appearances in La Liga this season and directly contributed to 17 goals which is impressive for a player in his position.
The 25-year-old is also Portuguese so would fit in at Molineux with Wolves having a large contingent of players from the country. He is also represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes who has strong links to the Premier League club; his agency Gestifute represents several of their players.
Lage is yet to spend big during his time in the Midlands so this would surely signal his biggest move yet, one that eclipses the likes of Rayan Ait-Nouri and Jose Sa next summer.
When you compare Guedes to other players in the league in his position it shows just how good he is and why he’d be worth breaking the bank for. He ranks in the top 9% for key passes this season and the top 6% for progressive passes, proving that he is a major threat going forward.
Wolves rank 16th in the list when it comes to goals scored by Premier League clubs this season, and signing Guedes would likely change that as he would create plenty of chances for their strikers to latch on to.
Goals win games and if the Old Gold want to continue challenging for European spots then they’re going to need to score more.