Bruno Lage will be aiming to do some solid business in this summer’s transfer window, with Wolves looking to secure a European spot next season for the first time since Nuno Espirito Santo left the club.
With the Molineux side finishing the Premier League campaign in tenth position, it was a solid start to life at the helm of the club for Lage, but an improvement will be required next season.
There could well be an influx of transfer activity, with the future of Ruben Neves still uncertain following the end of the season, a replacement might well be needed.
One player that has been linked perennially with the club is Braga defender David Carmo, who could be the perfect replacement for Romain Saiss, who departed the club recently.
The 22-year-old has a release clause of £34.3m and it’s likely Wolves might have to move someone on in order to fund the move.
The centre back hasn’t been short of praise in the past, with Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers stating that he has an “excellent profile” and this could mean his style will allow him to settle in with ease to life in England.
Journalist Josh Holland has compared Carmo’s ability on and off the ball to that of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, saying: “They could be getting a defender who’s good on the ball whilst defending balls over the top, like how van Dijk does with his very good body positioning.
“That’s quite important for Wolves to get sorted.”
Both players are particularly good at bringing the ball out from the back and also have excellent passing ability.
For instance, Carmo made more forward passes and interceptions than Wolves captain Conor Coady as per Squawka.
Consequently, Lage could get a defender who might make the same sort of impact in the Premier League that van Dijk did with Liverpool.