Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly came very close to landing Andy Delort from Montpellier during the January transfer window.
That is the claim from Jeunes Footeaux, who bring an article that talks up the Ligue 1 side’s great form in recent weeks.
Delort, who is the club’s captain and has 10 goals in all competitions so far this season, is seen as the man leading Montpellier’s charge, with Europa League qualification the goal for Michel Der Zakarian’s side.
According to the outlet, Delort actually very nearly left last month to head for Molineux.
They describe the electric 29-year-old – who recorded a greater top speed than Kylian Mbappe last season (official Ligue 1) – as being ‘really close’ to joining Wolves, but a move did not materialise in the end.
Delort actually tweeted ‘Message received? I am happy at home in Montpellier’ on January 13, and one now wonders if this was actually after a potential breakdown in negotiations between Wolves and Montpellier, given the information provided by Jeunes Footeaux.
In the end, Wolves signed Willian Jose on loan from Real Sociedad, who is still looking for his first goal.
Jose can hopefully hit goal trail soon
Delort may or may not have been very close to joining Wolves, but Jose is the player the club have put their faith in, and hopefully he can soon come good.
The Brazilian undoubtedly holds the ball up well, but will need to start scoring soon before people start getting on his back.
There’s a £22 million decision (Express & Star) to be made by Wolves at the end of the season, and hopefully Jose can make it an easy one for the club.