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Wolves receive fresh update on transfer target Goncalo Guedes

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that Wolves can succeed in their pursuit of Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes given their behind the scenes connections.

What’s the story?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “Obviously, the good connections might help facilitate this deal.

“With the player being Portuguese and the Jorge Mendes link, Bruno Lage will know all about Guedes from having seen him on several occasions and the Portuguese connections.”

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Mendes is the agent of numerous figures at Molineux and has been a key factor in luring some of the Golden Boys’ top Portuguese talents.

The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Wolves will prioritise signing a striker this summer with interest in Guedes, who will no doubt be subject to interest from other potential suitors.

Therefore, the West Midlands club’s links off the pitch could give them a major advantage.

Wolves must sign Guedes

It’s no secret that it is an absolute must that Wolves add to their front line this summer with goals at a worryingly low output.

Only Watford and relegated Norwich City have scored fewer goals than Lage’s side’s 33 in 34 Premier League matches with their excellent defensive efforts the sole reason why they are still in the top half of the table.

Raul Jimenez hasn’t been his usual self this season having returned from a horrific skull fracture, scoring just six goals this season, although that does amount to a pretty sizeable 18% of Wolves’ league strikes.

The Mexican was in top form prior to his injury, scoring a whopping 27 goals in 55 matches, as well as ten assists, across all competitions in the 2019/20 campaign.

However, it appears as though former-player Diogo Jota still hasn’t been replaced, almost two years on since his move to Liverpool.

Should Wolves sign Guedes?

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With 16 goals and six assists in 48 appearances, the 2019/20 season also saw the Portuguese forward bear fruit alongside Jimenez. He is certainly being missed, especially now the 25-year-old is excelling at Liverpool.

The Molineux outfit signed Hee-Chan Hwang from RB Leipzig last summer, with the South Korean able to play at striker, whilst Fabio Silva arrived in the same window that Jota left in.

Although, neither have reached similar standards set by the Portuguese, scoring five and zero goals respectively this season.

Guedes would certainly be a worthwhile addition and could be exactly what Wolves need to add goals to the side.

The 25-year-old, who can play at striker or on either flank, has netted 13 goals and registered six assists in 38 appearances this term, numbers that no Wolves player has gone close to this season.

Therefore, the Mendes client, labelled as a “special talent” by analytics site Breaking The Lines, could be the ideal partner for Jimenez and could also be the man to add goals to Lage’s side.

AND in other news: Wolves now handed golden chance to sign “special” £33.5m ace, he’s their next Neves

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