Wolves are said to be trying to sign Joao Gomes at the minute – and the player’s barber made a rather interest post on Instagram yesterday.

Julen Lopetegui has enjoyed a good January so far, having brought in four players so far.

Matheus Cunha, Mario Lemina, Pablo Sarabia and Craig Dawson have all come in.

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But it’s possible another couple of faces could arrive before the deadline.

One man Wolves fans have been very alert to over the past week or so is Flamengo midfielder Gomes.

Wolves had an offer of around £15 million accepted by Flamengo for Gomes. And he had been all set to fly over to England.

But at the eleventh hour, French side Lyon came in with a better offer than Wolves.

Flamengo are keen to sell Gomes to Lyon as they’re offering more. But the player wants to join Wolves, and has apparently even given his word that he will do so.

Apparently Wolves don’t intend to increase their offer after Flamengo had already said they would accept. It seems they are looking for the Brazilian club to cave.

Earlier this week, Gomes tweeted a ‘thinking’ emoji, suggesting he wasn’t entirely sure what was going on.

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Many Wolves fans have started up the hashtag ‘#FreeJoaoGomes’ on Twitter, with goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts also getting in on the act.

It remains to be seen if he will join, but Gomes’ barber made a potentially interesting post on Instagram yesterday.

Joao Gomes’ barber posts emotional tribute to Wolves target on Instagram – could he be about to start a new chapter?

Seemingly, the pair have known each other for years, and Patrick Monteiro appears to have bid a public farewell to Gomes.

In a post uploaded to his Story, he wrote: “Yesterday was the day to attend to my little brother @joaogomes.01. It’s been 8 years attending to this little guy, from the time when our dreams were only on paper, and the main concern was when the next episode of Naruto was coming out.

“A lot has changed since then. But what has never changed is the essence, humility and truth in our conversations.

“I owe a lot of what I am as a professional and a person to this guy. Thank you for believing in my grind brother.


“You deserve the world and you will conquer it. That’s the way ninja.

“Brother, thank you for this opportunity.”

Gomes then shared the message to his own Story.

There could well be nothing in this. But it could also perhaps suggest that Gomes is about to leave Flamengo and embark on a new chapter.

Hopefully that will be with Wolves.

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