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Wolves revive interest in Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes

Wolves manager Bruno Lage will be keen to build upon his encouraging first season at Molineux, and the summer transfer window could prove to be a busy one due to a number of rumoured departures, and the need to replace them – and address the problem areas already within the squad.

One issue that the team have struggled with particularly this season has been scoring goals, with just five teams in the Premier League failing to score more than them, with Leeds as far down as 16th having put the ball in the back of the net more times this campaign.

The summer will present Lage with the opportunity to improve the team in the attacking areas of the pitch, and one name that has once again cropped up who could prove to be the solution is Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes.

What’s the news?

According to Spanish news outlet Estadio Deportivo, Wolves will once again target the Portugal international at the end of the season, having been interested in him previously.

Would Goncalo Guedes be a good signing of Wolves?

No, he's not Premier League proven!

No, he's not Premier League proven!

Yes, he can improve them!

Yes, he can improve them!

With his contract in Spain expiring in 2023, the West Midlands club could tempt Valencia with a bid around the £21.4m they almost paid for him at the start of the season.

Take Wolves to the next level

Having scored 11 times in 28 La Liga appearances this season, Guedes is a proven goalscorer who could provide some much-needed firepower to Lage’s Wolves team, who have struggled in front of goal.

Averaging a 7.17 in the Spanish top flight, the former Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain star who was once described by legendary forward Luis Figo as “fast, irreverent and unpredictable”, and has been a crucial asset to his team this season.

The 25-year-old also ranks in the top 1% among wingers and attacking midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues and continental competitions for crosses into the penalty area per 90 (0.53), top 8% for shot-creating actions per 90 (0.62) and top 2% for carries into the final third per 90 (3.01).

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Not only would he provide the likes of Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence some much-required competition out-wide, he could also form an exciting partnership up top with his former teammate Raul Jimenez.

Should the club sign him for less than his current valuation of £36m according to Transfermarkt, he would most likely prove to be excellent value for money – and help Wolves become more dangerous in the final third.

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