Wolves are getting a huge boost in their bid to sign Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes, with the Portuguese star left out of their roster to meet Atalanta with boss Bruno Lage who is keen to bolster his attack this summer
- Wolves forward Goncalo Guedes was left out of Valencia’s friendly line-up
- Guedes, Michy Batshuayi and Hwang Ui-Jo are all possible options for wolves
- Bruno Lage wants to strengthen their frontline after Raul Jimenez’ injury
Goncalo Guedes was dropped from Valencia’s squad on Saturday night to face Atalanta amid interest from Premier League clubs.
Wolves were keen to bring in the 25-year-old attacker if they can strike a deal with Valencia, who won the friendly against the Italian opposition 2-1.
Wolves would like to sign two attackers and are following a number of options. They have spoken to Chelsea about a loan for Michy Batshuayi and have offered £2million for Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo.
Valencia left Goncalo Guedes from their friendly squad for the season against Atalanta
Guedes made over 140 appearances for Valencia, initially on loan in 2017 before making a permanent move a year later.
He has also earned 32 caps for Portugal as part of the squad that won the 2019 UEFA Nations League.
Batshuayi has not been given a team number at Chelsea this season, with the expectation that he will soon be taking up his profession at Stamford Bridge.
His Chelsea deal has just a year to go, suggesting the 28-year-old’s days with the Blues are numbered – but Wolves could provide a lifeline to seal his Chelsea contract with a sixth lease.
Michy Batshuayi has not been given a Chelsea squad number this year due to a potential loan
Wolves have offered £2million to Bordeaux as part of their investigation into South Korean striker Hwang Ui-Jo
Meanwhile, progress has been made with the acquisition of 29-year-old Hwang from Bordeaux, with the French Ligue 2 side having to sell before they can buy due to financial restrictions put in place by their national federation.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage needs a new attacking option after Raul Jimenez suffered a pre-season injury and Fabio Silva was loaned to Belgian Anderlecht.