Former Wolves player Pedro Goncalves is reportedly now attracting attention from Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Goncalves left Molineux back in 2019, without ever making an appearance for the first-team.
While there were some who raised an eyebrow, his reported £1 million exit wasn’t a particularly huge deal at the time.
But pretty much since, Goncalves has set about showing that Wolves might have been a bit hasty.
He wowed at Farmalicao, before joining Sporting CP in 2020 after one season.
There, he has racked up 120 appearances, scoring 56 goals and making 31 assists. He has been dubbed the new Bruno Fernandes by some for that impressive output as an attacking midfielder.
Goncalves grabbed his 18th goal this season in the 4-3 win over Casa Pia on Sunday. That game also saw former Wolves loanee Francisco Trincao score a hat-trick.
Goncalves’ form as now alerted Premier League clubs. 90min say Spurs are particularly interested in the 24-year-old.
And Aston Villa, Liverpool and Newcastle United are all said to have watched him this season.
Pedro Goncalves would be very interesting to see in the Premier League after he left Wolves, as Tottenham and Liverpool circle
It would be fascinating to watch Goncalves play in the Premier League after his low-key exit from Wolves in 2020.
According to The Athletic, ‘he’d reached a peak for the U23s and was very highly regarded by academy staff, but Wolves felt he wasn’t yet at the level to break through into their first-team squad.”
Goncalves has put up amazing numbers at Sporting and it does look as though a big-money move could happen soon.
Spurs have never really replaced Christian Eriksen, and in Goncalves they would find someone capable of making things happen in the final third.
If he was to make a move, Wolves would benefit financially.
The club have a 20% sell-on clause. The Athletic added in their report: “If, for example, Sporting sell Goncalves for £40 million, Wolves would be paid 20% of the fifth of the fee that is also owed to Familicao – £1.6 million.”