Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in Benfica defender Ruben Dias – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have responded with huge excitement to the speculation.
The Express and Star reports that Wolves are eyeing the Portugal international in this summer transfer window and are keen on bringing him to the Premier League.
The report details that the 22-year-old does have a hefty £57million release clause with Portuguese club Benfica, but the West Midlands outfit would want to pay significantly less to sign him.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad already has a strong contingent of Portuguese players in it and they are looking to add another.
Dias is a highly-rated centre-back that won the Nations League this summer and has put his name on the map as one of the best young defenders in the business.
The defender was a key player for Benfica last season with 55 appearances across all competitions, which included games in the Champions League, Europa League and Liga NOS.
His agent is Jorge Mendes, who Wolves fans may be pleased to hear considering he’s helped the club pull off several deals in recent years.
A selection of Wolves supporters are desperate for the Benfica youngster to join them and feel he would be a statement signing.
He would surely slip into a back three if he arrived and lend a big hand in the club’s European run.
Here are some Wolves fans discussing Dias:
If this goes through ?
— Josh Downes (@JoshDownes391) July 19, 2019
No THAT would be a statement signing … and we are a bit low on Portu geezers with Cav and Helder moving on
— Neild (@Hadenwoof) July 19, 2019
WOW!!! PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!
— Dan Vincent ??????? (@Dan__Vincent) July 19, 2019
That is a “transfer madness” – officially.
— Rich (@Richwolves64) July 19, 2019
This would be a game changer.!!!!!!
— Marc Nock (@nocky1982) July 19, 2019
They mean business now thats for sure wow if we can pull this off what a back 3 we got then dias coady and boly ???
— Zak Hasnaoui (@hasnaoui_zak) July 19, 2019
Please please please ??
— Macauley Unwin (@MacauleyUnwin) July 19, 2019
What a signing this would be and this would send out a right Statement that we mean Business.!!! Beats Villa’s 5 Championship Centre Half Signings.??⚽️
— Jonathan Pilbeam (@JonathanPilbea2) July 19, 2019