Wolves are the frontrunners in the race to sign Benfica forward Joao Felix during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that 19-year-old Felix’s breakthrough season has caught the attention of sides across Europe but that Wolves’ connections with super agent Jorge Mendes puts them in pole position.
Nuno Santo reportedly has Felix in his sights and because Mendes is the player’s agent, Wolves will have first refusal on the player as and when he decides to move.
The Independent reported last month that Manchester United were among the clubs with a keen interest in Felix’s signature, which underlines the scale of the competition Wolves may be in place to beat.
And it would be a major show of Wolves’ ambition once more if they were to land Felix – one of the hottest youngsters around right now – ahead of the likes of United.
United have had him watched and it is a mark of how talented he is that they are so hot on his trail when they don’t even know who their full-time manager will be by the time next season kicks off.
But if there is one area Wolves are lacking in at the moment, it’s firepower – Raul Jimenez is the only remaining genuine striker at the club – and bringing in Felix to feed off their array of talented playmakers would take them up a level next season.