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Report: Jose Mourinho eyeing Wolves star Daniel Podence

Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Daniel Podence has emerged as a transfer target for AS Roma.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Jose Mourinho has been following the 25-year-old and studied him whilst he was the manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

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Podence endured a tricky 2020/21 campaign, with injuries limiting him to just 25 appearances overall.

The winger started brightly, with him and Pedro Neto often shining.

But he fell away in the second half of the campaign, and a groin injury suffered in February saw him resort to conservative training methods in order for him to continue playing.

He underwent surgery on the issue earlier this month.

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£60,000-a-week star Podence (Spotrac) has been at Molineux since January 2020 and was racked up 38 appearances for the club so far.

There isn’t much more information provided by Gazzetta about Mourinho’s interest in Podence, just that he’s already followed him during his time with Spurs.

The three-time Premier League winner’s supposed interest is fairly surprising given his general preference for signing tall and physical players down the years.

The report comes amid claims of interest from the same club in Rui Patricio.

Sell if the price is right

Podence is a brilliant talent on his day, but the consistency unfortunately hasn’t really been there since he arrived.

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His goals and assists numbers should probably be much better, and he can sometimes be a little theatrical much to the frustration of fans.

Perhaps if Roma offer more money than he was signed for (around £17 million, BBC Sport) then Fosun will consider the sale.

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