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Wolves target Filipe Luis would be the perfect mentor for Ruben Vinagre

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Wolves target Filipe Luis would be the perfect mentor for Ruben Vinagre

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly in talks to sign South American defender Filipe Luis.

The Brazilian’s contract with Atletico Madrid has expired this summer and he’s available to snap up on a free transfer.

According to Goal, Wolves are in discussions with the 33-year-old about a potential switch to Molineux for next season.

It is understood that Brazilian side Flamengo and French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also in talks for him.

The left-back made 32 appearances across all competitions this campaign for Atletico and was directly involved in five goals.


Luis may be reaching the latter stages of his career, but he’s an experienced individual that’s been a key part of a formidable Atletico backline and he also previously played in England with Chelsea.

He would strengthen the Wolves squad next year and also be a brilliant mentor for Ruben Vinagre.

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Vinagre, who cost £2million (Express and Star) to sign on a permanent basis, is a highly-rated left-back currently in the Wolves squad.

The 20-year-old is an emerging talent in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad and made 21 senior appearances across all competitions last season

He is a speed machine that is excellent going forward from the wing-back role, but would improve massively in a defensive sense if he had the experience of Luis to learn from in training.

Wolves have the added bonus of European football next year and would have two quality options with Luis and Vinagre, while that would allow Jonny to switch over to his preferred right flank to compete with Matt Doherty.

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