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Wolves can find their long-term Joao Moutinho heir in Gustavo Assuncao

According to reports, Wolves are being linked with a move for Famalicao prodigy, Gustavo Assuncao.

What’s the story?

The 20-year-old is already captain of the Liga NOS side out in Portugal, and is seemingly already attracting interest from several clubs across Europe.

As per Spanish publication AS, they claim that along with Wolves, the likes of Manchester United, Everton, Nice and Sevilla are all keeping tabs on his situation and development ahead of a potential move for the midfielder.

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It’s added that Famalicao rate the starlet so highly, that they have placed a hefty price tag of €25m (£22.5m) on his head to deter any potential clubs from coming in for him.

Potential Moutinho successor

Aged just 20, Assuncao has already established himself as a cornerstone of Famalicao’s side so early in his career, even earning himself the captain’s armband.

This season has seen him play the full 90 minutes in every single one of the Portuguese side’s games, and the midfielder is already showing signs of how he could potentially be Wolves’ dream Joao Moutinho successor.

Averaging an impressive 1.9 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per game in the league this campaign, Assuncao also has a superb feel for things in the middle of the park, just like Moutinho.

He’s averaged 45.7 passes per game at an astounding accuracy of 88%, and is someone who can switch the play from deep too, completing almost 70% of his attempted long balls.

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo may also be familiar with Assuncao for a very distinct reason as well. The Brazilian’s father, Paulo, played with the Molineux side’s manager back in their days at Porto, and that could well prove to be the kind of determining factor that swings the transfer in their way.

Meanwhile, Wolves must surely swoop for this La Liga striker.

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