Wolverhampton Wanderers will have to pay £18m to reunite Bruno Lage with Shakhtar Donetsk striker Pedrinho in the Premier League, Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola has claimed on his YouTube channel.
Last season, only three teams in England’s top flight scored fewer goals than Wolves. It will not surprise any of you to learn that everything of that timid trio – Burnley, Watford and Norwich City – found themselves in the relegation zone.
Now, there’s no reason to believe Wolves will suffer a similar fate next season, but after falling to the Premier League with such a blow under Nuno Espirito Santo, the Molineux faithful are increasingly concerned that this be a club that is treading water. .
This summer’s transfer window could therefore be the difference between a Wolves side rediscovering their bite and a Wolves side cowering in the corner with their tails between their legs.
Pedrinho, at least, would help raise the level of excitement at Molineux again. God knows they need that after two seasons to cure even the worst case of insomnia.
Is Pedrinho heading to Wolves from Ukraine?
A skilled and unpredictable striker who uses his left boot like Vincent van Gogh used his right hand, Pedrinho worked with Bruno Lage at Benfica and Wolves have previously held talks over a possible Black Country reunion.
According to the Brazilian’s agent, the negotiations have reached an ‘advanced’ stage before being put on hold until the summer. Now that the Swallows are signing and the Daffodils are in full force, it remains to be seen if the Wolves will pick up where they left off.
Nicola claims defending Brazilian champions Atletico Mineiro are hoping to sign Pedrinho on a loan-to-buy deal. But there are two problems. One, says Nicola, comes in the form of major competition across the Atlantic.
In addition to Wolves, AC Milan, Ajax and Atletico Madrid have expressed interest. What’s more, Shakhtar want £18m – a fee Mineiro are unable to offer, either now or in the immediate future.
“Wherever I am, I just want to play football and show my talent, whether it’s in Europe or here in Brazil,” says Pedrinho, who is currently keeping fit after fleeing war-torn Ukraine.
” I’m very calm. All footballers dream of going to Europe, but I don’t see any problem staying in Brazil.
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