Celtic have made contact with Wolverhampton Wanderers over a potential loan move for Daniel Podence ahead of next season, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror reports that Podence cost Nuno Espirito Santo’s men £17 million during the January transfer window.
However, he has, so far, struggled to live up to that fee. He has made just five substitute appearances in the Premier League, and it is suggested that it is looking unlikely that he will play for Wolves again this season.
The Mirror reports that a number of clubs have enquired about taking the 24-year-old on loan for next season – with Celtic amongst those to register an interest.
The Mirror notes that Nuno’s plans for the wide-man are currently unknown.
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Celtic have already received a sizeable boost at the start of the window. The Hoops have already confirmed that Mohamed Elyounoussi has extended his loan for another year.
Podence is arguably in a somewhat similar boat to the one Elyounoussi found himself in before his initial Parkhead switch.
Elyounoussi – who arrived at Southampton for £16 million (via BBC Sport) – also struggled to make a significant impact during the initial stages of his time in England.
However, he has been superb during his time with Celtic. And it looks to be an inspired piece of business to extend his loan for another year.
Podence’s need to find a loan is arguably not as great at this stage. But he can surely be confident that a spell with Neil Lennon’s men could prove extremely beneficial and help remind Wolves why they decided to spend £17 million to sign him from Olympiakos in January.