Wolverhampton Wanderers have failed in their bid to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko this summer. According to the Daily Mail, a £16 million deal was agreed for the player, but the Ukrainian rejected the deal.
It seems he is ready to battle for first-team football at Manchester City.
So who wins and who loses from the breakdown of this deal?
Winner – Ruben Vinagre
It appeared that the City player was likely to line up at left wing-back at Molineux. If he had arrived, it would have left the young Portuguese talent as the club’s third-choice in the position.
Now he is just behind newcomer Jonny Castro in the pecking order at Wolves.
Premier League minutes could be in the offing for the 19-year-old talent.
Loser – Nuno
Other than Zinchenko himself, who is unlikely to play much at City this season, the wolves manager loses out the most.
Bar the obvious, in that he has missed out on a transfer target, Nuno appeared to gamble on this move. He allowed Barry Douglas to head to Leeds and now Wolves are left with Castro and Vinagre as left wing-back options.
Both are very talented, but compared to the experienced Douglas, it is fair Wolves might have slipped up.