Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to completing a deal to sign Aurelio Buta, according to the print edition of The Sunday Mirror (November 17th).
Royal Antwerp defender Buta will join Wolves on an initial loan deal with an option to make his contract permanent. He is joining to provide cover in the right-back department.
Wolves want a new full-back to compete with Matt Doherty on the right-hand side. With Jonny Castro Otto and Ruben Vinagre able to play on the other side, Nuno Espirito Santo wants to complete his defence with a new right-wing-back.
Buta has been in Belgium since 2017, joining Royal Antwerp after impressing on loan from Benfica initially. The former Portugal U20 defender will add to the growing Portuguese contingent at Molineux.
Nuno knows the Angola-born defender from his time in Portugal. It looks like he will be heading to England for his next challenge with a move to Wolves looking likely.
Buta is an unknown quantity in the Premier League but he is only likely to be back-up for now. If he adapts quickly to life in England, he can earn himself a permanent deal.
Wolves do need an extra face in that department to keep Doherty on his toes, especially with European football to consider. Buta could be a low-cost masterstroke if he fulfils his potential.