Osasuna defender David Garcia has dismissed talk of a move to Wolves, insisting he will be staying at the Spanish club.
Wolves are in the market for a new centre-half, with Julen Lopetegui only having four options at the moment.
The club were said to have triggered his £17 million release clause and were set to sign him in January.
But it would appear those claims were wide of the mark.
The player has actually now spoken about his situation, and has ruled out a move to Molineux.
He said (as quoted by Diario de Navarra): “I will be an Osasuna player at least until 2026 if nothing strange happens. People like to talk too much, they like to talk about others and that’s what makes me feel sorry, that people put my name in people’s mouths. Today there is nothing, and that’s it.”
Garcia has been with Osasuna his whole career so far.
His stock has really risen in recent times, and this term he has helped Osasuna climb to seventh in the table.
So it looks as though Garcia was never an option for Wolves. But the club are reported to be in talks with Atletico Madrid over Felipe.
There have been suggestions he could actually sign this week, along with Matheus Cunha.
Wolves have also been linked with other La Liga centre-backs such as Javi Sanchez and Nacho Fernandez in recent weeks.
David Garcia to Wolves a no go, as star says he won’t be leaving Osasuna
So Garcia looks like he’ll be staying at Osasuna for a good while.
Quite possibly, Wolves are going to be linked with many players from La Liga in the coming weeks just because Lopetegui managed in the division with Sevilla.
Most likely, Wolves won’t have any interest in a lot of these players. They are just easy links to make.
But it does feel like Felipe and Cunha could be bound for Molineux, given Atleti’s need to sell.