Wolves winger Goncalo Guedes is set to join Benfica on loan again next week.
The £27.5 million signing from Valencia is again set to spend time away from Molineux, despite recently returning to the club.
He was also named on the player numbers list.
But these things, it seems, were just protocol.
Because it is now being suggested that Guedes is closing in on a move to Benfica.
Goncalo Guedes set for second Benfica loan
Mais Futebol have reported that Guedes is now set to move back to Benfica on loan once again.
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The publication reports that negotiations had positive advances in recent days.
All parties believe that a deal will be signed off at the beginning of next week.
It is stated that he ‘in principle, should even report to work next week’.
Of course, Guedes has been recovering from knee surgery since May, which was his second surgery of the year.
He was unable to do anything in pre-season, but seemingly his return to training is not far off now.
Wolves need a big season from Guedes
Wolves need Guedes to have a productive season at Benfica.
They needed it last time around, but injuries rather wrecked things.
Wanderers would probably have sold Guedes this summer had the last loan spell gone OK.
The club would probably have cut their losses, after Guedes endured a terrible first few months at Molineux.
So hopefully Guedes can play well this term and raise his market value a bit higher.
Ultimately it is now about getting as much of the initial £27.5 million back as possible.
It will be rather interesting to see if Wolves negotiate an option to buy clause with Benfica.