Just three weeks remain in the 2022 summer transfer window – and many Wolves fans are still holding out hope that Matheus Nunes will head to Molineux. And the star last night showed what a great signing he’d be with a remarkable assist for Sporting CP.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Molineux for the past couple of months.
Wolves are currently lacking depth in midfield.
On Saturday for the opening game against Leeds United, Bruno Lage was able to name just two experienced options in his matchday squad in Ruben Neves and Leader Dendoncker.
Joao Moutinho picked up an injury in the lead up to the game. Hopefully that won’t be anything too serious.
Wolves are crying out for another body. And ideally, it needs to be someone with a bit of mobility, athleticism and drive. Someone who is capable of carrying the ball through the lines.
Nunes is that player, and last night he showcased those qualities for Sporting in their 3-3 draw with Braga.
Nunes picked the ball up in his own half, swivelled under pressure from two opposition players before bursting away from another couple down the right wing.
He burst forward and then produced a cross for the unmarked Nuno Santos, who finished on the volley into the far corner.
It was an absolutely brilliant goal, made possible by the energy and bravery of Nunes.
Currently, Wolves don’t really have a player capable of doing that.
Hopefully, Wanderers scouts were watching that game and can see that Nunes would be an amazing addition.
Wolves badly need ball-carrier Nunes, as star produces sublime assist for Sporting
It was a highly impressive piece of play from Nunes.
Powerful midfielders with a turn of pace who also have technical quality are not all that common. But Nunes is someone who has all that.
Quite simply, he would breathe new life into Wolves’ midfield. He would completely reinvigorate the engine room.
Hopefully Wolves are able to gather the money to sign him.
And then of course he needs convincing. It has already been reported that Nunes turned down a proposal from Wolves.
If that is true, Wolves need to make an improved offer if they’re in a position to do so.