Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Schalke star Omar Mascarell.
According to a report from AS in Spain, the midfielder is planning to leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer, and the Black Country club are showing the most interest at this stage.
A decision will be taken by the player at the end of the season, but the report explains that Wolves have ‘already asked’ for the player.
Mascarell has been with Schalke since the summer of 2018, joining from Real Madrid after the giants had bought him back from Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 28-year-old, who’s also had loan spells with Derby County and Sporting Gijon, will have just one year remaining on his contract this summer, suggesting he won’t be too expensive for potential suitors.
There is a high chance Schalke will be relegated to Bundesliga 2. at the end of the season, meaning he really shouldn’t cost much at all.
In fact AS do provide a value of €5 million/£4.2 million.
The defensive midfielder supposedly had offers to leave during the last window, but as captain felt compelled to see out the season.
A potential Wolves bargain?
Adding another defensive midfielder wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
Mascarell – who was described as having ‘a good footballing brain’ by then-manager Domenico Tedesco when he signed for Schalke (via Schalke official) – seems like he’d be good value at around £4.2 million and would increase the options for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Jonny, Adama Traore and Spanish speaker Raul Jimenez could well help him to settle.
Barring the likes of Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho, it’s a fairly young squad that Wolves have, so the signing of some experienced players this summer would be ideal.