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Ivan Cavaleiro backs Joao Palhinha to Wolves move

Former Woves winger Ivan Cavaleiro has backed a Wolves move for Joao Palhinha, calling the midfielder ‘world-class’.

Wanderers continue to be heavily linked with the Sporting CP enforcer.

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Last week, it was reported that Wolves were ready to submit an opening offer for the 26-year-old.

Palhinha has been on international duty with Portugal in the past couple of weeks. With the latest Nations League games now over, it could be that a deal gets wrapped up soon.

There is quite a bit of excitement about the idea of Palhinha coming to Molineux.

He has been linked with the club for quite a while now.

Former Wolves star Cavaleiro reckons his old club will be onto a winner if they can bring him in.

He said over the weekend (O Jogo): “If confirmed, it is a great signing for the Wolves

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“What I’d really like is for him to play in my team. Palhinha is more than certified to play at any club in England, especially at Wolverhampton.

“I know the club well, the characteristics of their players, and I know that Palhinha would fit there like a glove. He is a great player; he is top, above average quality, and world-class.

“He’s aggressive, plays for the team, and is totally committed to the game. If it’s confirmed, it’s a great signing for Wolves.

“I agree that he would be the perfect replacement for Ruben Neves, who looks like he will be leaving.”

Cavaleiro comments are encouraging, with Palhinha move to Wolves seemingly getting closer

Cavaleiro is clearly a big fan of Palhinha, and believes he could make for a great signing for Wolves.

The ‘world-class’ comment is certainly a big claim indeed.

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That will remain to be seen, but Palhinha has certainly made a big impression in the last couple of years, with Sporting winning the league title in 2020/21, and then coming runners-up in the season just gone.

Hopefully it won’t be much longer now until Palhinha is finally pictured in a Wolves jersey.