When Nuno Espirito Santo was made Tottenham manager, many wondered whether he would try and sign any of his old Wolves squad.
TalkSport journalist Alex Crook claims that Nuno now has his eye on two players he brought to Molineux.
Willy Boly and Daniel Podence are apparently on his Spurs radar as he seeks to reshape his squad.
Jules Kounde of Sevilla has apparently been a target but with that not looking likely to happen, Nuno’s attention has turned to a towering centre-back he knows well.
“Interesting developments at Tottenham,” Crook said. “One player they have been heavily linked with and have been in negotiations for is Jules Koundé.
“Word coming out of Spain that despite the fact that there is a willingness from Spurs to do a deal, maybe with Davinson Sanchez going the other way, he’s not keen on that move and wants to play Champions League football.
“It could lead Nuno back to his old club Wolves. Willy Boly, according to my contacts in Portugal, possibly that Nuno would like to take from Molineux.
“So too Daniel Podence, a frustrating player in many ways because there is clearly some talent there. But clearly a player Nuno has faith in, so there could be some kind of double raid on Wolves.”
Will either player leave?
The first thing to note with any links between Nuno and Wolves players this year is they could just be rumours which seem plausible.
We don’t actually know if there’s interest there and how serious it is. There’s no talk of bids, transfer fees or negotiations yet.
Boly has been a towering presence for Wolves and could partner Conor Coady for much of the season if Bruno Lage uses a back four.
Podence could be forced down the pecking order by Francisco Trincao’s arrival, although Pedro Neto’s injury should give him opportunities in the early part of the season.
Would Wolves have made an agreement with Nuno that he couldn’t just come back and poach players in his first summer with a new club? Perhaps. It wouldn’t have been the worst idea.
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