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Herculez Gomez comments on potential for Alexis Vega to join Wolves

Alexis Vega has been linked with a move to Wolves recently, and former Mexican top-flight player Herculez Gomez can see him making a move to Molineux.

Vega caught the eye for Mexico at the World Cup, starting all three of their group stage matches.

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Vega came went into the tournament as their form player.

And he ended up shining in what was a disappointing tournament for Mexico and Tata Martino.

While he didn’t score, Vega was really lively for his nation, and did a good job in attack in place of Raul Jimenez.

Jimenez was named on the bench for all three games, with his lack of fitness preventing him from making much of an impact.

The Wolves number nine had battled hard to come back from injury. But ultimately, the tournament probably came just a bit too soon for him.

Last month, it was reported that Vega was on Wanderers’ transfer radar.

And last week, the star’s father said that the attacker was already speaking with a number of clubs across Europe.

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It is assumed that Vega will soon leave Guadalajara for a bigger club.

It remains to be seen if Wolves make a move, but in the eyes of Herculez, a transfer to Molineux could be on the cards.

He said on Futbol Americas (on ESPN FC): “Wolves? Yeah! That’s a relegation-battling team. I think Alexis Vega has a few things over a lot of the Mexican pool (of players).

“He has great technical ability and he can play football at the rate of a modern game. With speed, power, directness and verticality. He does these things very well. He takes as much joy in assisting, than he does in scoring. He’s exciting, strong, really strong, deceivingly strong for his size.

“I think he would be a good relegation battle type of player.”

Wolves would probably have to offload a player for Alexis Vega deal to make sense

Vega did catch the eye in Qatar for a team that struggled. He clearly has talent, and has the capacity to play for a team in Europe.

But right now, a Wolves move for Vega doesn’t feel too likely.

Wanderers are said to be in talks for Matheus Cunha, who plays similar positions to Vega. Julen Lopetegui has now confirmed he is a player he and Wolves are interested in.

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So the only way a deal for Vega would make sense is if one of Adama Traore or Hwang Hee-chan left in January.

Traore is out of contract next summer, while Hwang was recently linked with a move to German side Borussia Monchengladbach.