The group stages at the 2022 World Cup are now in full swing, with several players at the tournament standing out. And one such individual is Mexico’s Alexis Vega, who has recently been linked with Wolves.
The attacker has started both of Mexico’s games against Poland and Argentina so far.
The 25-year-old has looked a real livewire so far, and that has been important with Raul Jimenez still not fully fit.
The Wolves striker has been named on the bench for both of Mexico’s games so far, and so Tata Martino needs others to step up.
And Vega has done that.
Mexico are yet to score a goal in Qatar. But Vega was a real threat against Poland and Argentina. Especially the former.
TUDN reporter Adrian Esparza Oteo tweeted yesterday that a reporter from ESPN Argentina had said to him that he was surprised at the high level of Bega and also Luis Chavez. And that he was surprised that both playing their club football in Mexico. Oteo believes both will soon make moves to Europe.
Another TUDN journalist, Andres Vaca, described Vega as ‘another level’ and worthy of wearing the number 10 shirt.
Wolves were linked with a move for Vega earlier this month. Supposedly he’s on the club’s radar, but Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid have all been showing interest, too.
Wanderers may well find themselves in a position to be needing a player like Vega in January.
Adama Traore’s contract expires next summer so Wolves may try and seek to cash in on him to avoid losing him for free. That would be a questionable decision, but it’s something that can’t be ruled out.
Hwang Hee-chan had interest in him towards the end of the last window. And the South Korean star has now been linked with Borussia Monchengladbach, so could be someone who departs.
If one of those players goes, then Vega would not be a bad player to bring in.
Wolves target Alexis Vega looks a real livewire who is quick like Hwang and Adama
Mexico have been a bit disappointing so far as a collective, but Vega has stood out.
The star has that low centre of gravity, is direct and is just a real handful.
Hwang and Adama could both leave Wolves at some point in the near future and they are two of the team’s most mobile players.
Julen Lopetegui, Matt Hobbs and Fran Garagarza ought to keep a close eye on Vega in Mexico’s next game against Saudi Arabia.
They will surely all be tuning in anyway to see how much Jimenez will feature.
But Saudi Arabia have proven a tough nut to crack so far, and another good display from Vega will surely cement him as a target.