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Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro closing in on season-long loan switch to Fulham

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Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro closing in on season-long loan switch to Fulham

The wideman tore up the Championship when Wolves were in it.

Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro is closing in on a loan exit from Molineux to join recently-relegated Fulham, according to the Express and Star.

They report that the pacy wideman will spend the season at Craven Cottage and then the Whites will have an option – no obligation – to buy him next summer.

Cavaliero follows Helder Costa out of the Molineux exit door and means that Nuno Santo’s already thin squad is about to get even thinner – perhaps intensifying the need for new blood.

 

He joined Wolves in 2016 for a reported (Sky Sports) £7 million – which was a club record at the time – but found it hard to impress in the Premier League last term.

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Cavaleiro got nine goals and 12 assists in Wolves’ promotion season – which shows what an asset he can be in the second tier – and should help Fulham to get back towards the flowing football that got them up the same year.

But from a Wolves’ perspective the concern perhaps isn’t losing the player – because he wasn’t integral in the top flight – but how thin it leaves the squad ahead of the new season.

There is still time to get new faces through the door but replacing forwards with greater quality doesn’t come cheap in the modern market and Wolves won’t get any money for Costa or Cavaleiro this summer because they’re both on loan.

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