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Wolves: Goncalo Guedes can be a dream signing

Wolverhampton Wanderers can make their dream signing this summer in the form of Valencia winger Goncalo Guedes.

What’s the word?

According to journalist Dean Jones writing in GIVEMESPORT, Guedes has the ‘wow factor’ and would be a dream signing that could help Wolves take off again. The Portuguese star could also be available at a good price due to Valencia’s financial condition.

He is rated at £36m and for a player of his quality that is quite a bargain. He plays for Portugal at international level and can play anywhere along the forward line, but his preferred position is as a left winger.

If manager Bruno Lage can secure his signature then it can take his side to the next level heading into next season.

He’s better than Neto

Guedes is a client of super-agent Jorge Mendes, and given Wolves’ past association with him, it might make any transfer easier to negotiate.

One player currently at the club who is also represented by Mendes is Pedro Neto. Also Portuguese, he moved to Molineux in 2019 and has gone on to become a key player under Lage.

Is Goncalo Guedes better than Pedro Neto?

Yes

Yes

No

No

However, Guedes would be an upgrade on his compatriot and be exactly what the West Midlands side need to get back to challenging for a European place.

He’s been described as “special talent” by the analytics site Between the Lines and he is exactly that when you look at the statistics.

The 25-year-old has made 36 La Liga appearances this season and been directly involved in in 17 goals during that time, making him Valencia’s top scorer.

If you compare him directly to Neto this season he performs better in many categories. His number of shot creating actions per 90 minutes is 0.48 compared to the Wolves man’s 0.19.

He also puts in a shift for his team with a successful pressure percentage of 30% compared to Neto’s 24%.

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The current Wolves player is 22-years-old so arguably has more time to develop, but the Old Gold need to revitalise their squad now so they can get back to competing.

Signing Guedes would allow them to do that, and with Valencia also missing out on Europe, the chance to come and play in the Premier League will be extremely attractive to him.

His contract only has a year remaining so any decent offer will likely be accepted, Wolves just need to make sure they get hold of him before another team do.

IN other news: Lage must now brutally sell Wolves’ £20m “catalyst”, he won’t make it at Molineux…

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