Wolves are still reportedly hoping to complete the signing of Portuguese forward Daniel Podence before Friday’s transfer deadline.

The 5ft’5 Olympiakos player was left out of the squad for Sunday’s tie against AEK after completing his medical with Wolves.

They are currently still in the process of finalising a fee of around £21m.

Sport 24 reports that: “Information from Greece and Olympiakos says there is no agreement at the moment.” But, if Wolves did complete a move, what would they be getting?

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Career So Far:

Podence has spent his last 18 months in Greece.

He moved to Olympiakos in 2018 from Sporting Lisbon, who he had been with since the age of nine.

 

Podence has also represented his national team from U16 up to U21. However, he has not yet made his senior debut.

Not only would Podence fit in with Wolves style but, he has already played alongside Rui Patricio during his time at Sporting.

Style of Play:

His lack of height has raised questions as to whether he is strong enough to compete in the EPL. However, last year’s individual effort, leading to the comeback from 2-0 down against Spurs, proves that he is more than capable.

His speed and ability to take on players 1v1 will not go unnoticed and would place him in competition with Adama Traore and Diogo Jota.

Podence’s versatility makes him a player of massive appeal to Nuno. With both Jota and Traore on great form, Podence may struggle to beat them in to the starting squad. However, he ranks better than the likes of Helder Costa so will allow Wolves another option up front.

His five strikes in 27 games this season proves that he is not shy in front of goal.

With the skillset Podence has, Traore is proof that his finishing and composure can also be worked on.

Deadline day is quickly approaching. It will now be in Wolves best interests to work hard to get the deal over the line.

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