Wolves manager Bruno Lage met with Benfica striker Haris Seferovic on Saturday.
According to a report from A Bola, the Wanderers boss went to the hotel where the Switzerland national team was staying ahead of their game with Portugal on Sunday, which finished 4-0 to Portugal.
The report – which has obtained a photo of the pair – points out that it may well have been an innocent catch up.
Lage obviously worked with Seferovic at Benfica previously.
But it’s also mentioned that Seferovic has already expressed an interest in playing in the Premier League. He is also on the transfer list at Benfica.
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Last term was a struggle for the team in the final third, and just six goals came from the two centre-forwards in Lage’s squad (six for Raul Jimenez, none for Fabio Silva).
Both of those players have been linked with exits from Molineux recently.
Jimenez is said to have interest from Spain, and Wolves could cash in if the right offer came in.
And there is potential for Silva to be loaned out to try and speed up his development.
Seferovic and Lage previously worked together, and the striker had his best season in 2018/19, scoring 27 goals in 51 games.
And Jan Vertonghen has previously said of the star (via Record, November 2020) : “He [Seferovic] is a super striker. Last weekend he scored twice. And in the previous game, against Belgium, he also scored three times
But the 30-year-old wasn’t so involved for Benfica in the season just gone. The star was limited to just 15 appearances all season, as he struggled with injury.
Lage knows Seferovic well, but recent injuries would make him a risk for Wolves
There might not have been anything in Lage’s meeting with Seferovic whatsoever.
But it’s also very possible Lage may have tried to sell Wolves to the star, given the need for a new striker.
But it would be a risk for Wolves to go for Seferovic.
He does have a pretty respectable record for Benfica – he’s scored 74 goals and made 26 assists in 188 appearances.
But Seferovic’s injury struggles last season are difficult to overlook, and Wolves have had a lot of injury problems over the past couple of seasons.
And Wanderers could probably do with someone who is little bit younger, but at the same time someone who is more experienced than Silva.