Bruno Lage will be in the market for a new centre-back for Wolves this summer – and Braga star David Carmo should surely be on his radar.
Wanderers have been pretty sound defensively this season, which was come as a bit of a surprise.
Lage arrived at the club with a reputation for playing attacking football.
But it’s the defence that has been the best thing about Wanderers this season, with only the current top three conceding fewer goals in the Premier League up to now.
Just of late though, the defence has looked a little more vulnerable.
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The Athletic reported earlier this week that Lage is looking to bring in a defender who is strong in physical and aerial duels.
So it could be within his interests to take a look at Braga’s Carmo, who has been really impressing since returning to action in February from a broken leg.
A Bola have produced a short feature on him, and stated he has ‘assumed his dominant status’ within the team and put in several high quality displays. They also say he is ‘an athlete of a special dimension’.
Carmo’s return to the side has helped Braga come into some really good form of late.
Since the 22-year-old played his first game against Tondela, Braga have lost just one of their last 10 top-flight matches. They have won six of those, and kept six clean sheets.
Carmo’s contributions have led to speculation about his future.
The Sun recently reported that Carmo is on the radars of a number of English clubs.
There are no names, but Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen.
Wolves should consider David Carmo swoop this summer
Carmo could be a fantastic addition for Wolves this summer.
The star is still only 22, but he plays with a real maturity and authority about him.
He stands at a very imposing 6ft 5in tall, which really helps him to dominate in the air. Indeed, across his 15 appearances so far this season he has averaged 2.9 aerial duels won per 90 (via WhoScored).
He’s also fairly tidy on the ball, registering a pass completion rate of 80%.
According to The Sun’s report, he has a release clause of £27 million, but Braga are open to accepting an offer of around £20 million.
As everyone well knows, Wolves love a Portuguese signing. Carmo might well be someone who fancies becoming the latest addition at Molineux