L’Equipe in France are reporting that Wolverhampton Wanderers remain interested in the signature of Portuguese attacker Goncalo Guedes. The report suggests that Guedes remains available at PSG, who wanted €60 million (£53.3m) for his services. Valencia, where he spent last season on loan, are only willing to pay €40 million (£35.6m) and that has so far not been entertained in the French capital.
Now, it seems PSG are getting increasingly concerned about keeping his wages on the books. A loan deal, with the option to buy for a significant fee next summer, is becoming a possibility.
Which is where Wolves’ interest comes back in. Super agent Jorge Mendes represents Guedes and that no doubt gives the hierarchy at Molineux an edge in the hunt for the 21-year-old talent.
But one major stumbling block in any deal appears to be the earlier transfer deadline in England.
The Premier League window shuts on August 9th. The La Liga window, however, runs until the end of the month.
The report suggests PSG’s decision to loan him out would be down to desperation. It is hard to see them feeling overly desperate in just a weeks time. With Valencia able to hold out longer than Wolves they clearly have the upper hand.
Wolves’ only hope would likely be a permanent deal before the 9th. As good as Guedes is and as affluent Wolves’ owners are, it is hard to see a €60 million (£53.3m) fee being paid out.
Wolves may pay the price for the new transfer window with Valencia in the driving seat.