Wolves defender Nelson Semedo has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.
According to Marca, the Portugal international is on the Spanish club’s radar this summer, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Emerson Royal.
Diego Simeone’s side are looking to replace Kieran Trippier, who departed midway through last season to join Newcastle United following their takeover.
Semedo is apparently an option for them, and they have been keen on him for some time.
Atleti actually wanted to bring him to the club before signing Trippier in 2019.
And now, supposedly, they are eyeing him again – but Wolves would be foolish to entertain any kind of approach.
Semedo, who is currently injured and facing a battle to be fit for the first game of the season against Leeds, was one of Wolves’ standout players last season.
He was ultimately limited to 29 appearances due to two hamstring injuries he picked up in the second half of the campaign.
But when he did play, Semedo was an excellent outlet.
The star was often a threat due to his natural attacking instincts.
In the first half of the season especially, Semedo was a major threat and really could have had about five goals to his name by Christmas.
And when Adama Traore departed to join Barcelona on loan in January, he became even more important. He was essentially Wolves’ only true outlet for the right side, with other options wanting to come inside.
Wolves offloading Semedo would be a ludicrous decision
Realistically, Semedo won’t be going anywhere this summer.
Atleti probably do have a genuine interest in him, given he’s now been linked a few times in recent years.
But surely Wolves wouldn’t be foolish enough to sell, having already loaned out Ki-Jana Hoever and Bendeguz Bolla. Doing so would leave only Jonny Castro Otto as an option to play on the right.
Wolves spent a lot of money on the 28-year-old, and he’s been getting better and better since his transfer from Barcelona.
Next term, once he’s up to speed after his injury, he could really flourish.