Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly enquired about signing William Carvalho from Real Betis.
A report from Estadio Deportivo has claimed that Wolves re-opened talks with the Spanish side around a week ago, but have been unable to put forth a suitable offer for the powerhouse midfielder.
It is explained that Wolves’ deal for Willian Jose took up most of the finances they had to play with, meaning a move this window was not possible.
Carvalho is said to have a preference for joining Wolves in the knowledge there is a strong Portuguese contingent at the club.
Interestingly, he isn’t actually a client of the Gestifute agency as many would expect, but having so many Portugese senior and youth internationals could well be a big lure for the player.
Carvalho has been with Betis since transferring from Sporting CP in 2018.
He is a defensive midfielder known for being steely, but he also pretty decent technical quality.
The star is described by Tuga Scout as being in the Ruben Neves mould, offering ‘defensive intuition’, ‘an excellent reading of the game’ and an ‘excellent passing range’.
Some Wolves fans have been reacting to the claims coming from Spain today, and it’s clear that some would absolutely love to see Carvalho come to Molineux:
Exactly what we need. Typical wolves
— WWFC_CRABBY (@CrabbyWwfc) February 1, 2021
This is a player we should of got in the summer. Added steel to the midfield allowing neves to play…
— Ian Tofts (@Tofts8) February 1, 2021
Would be a great signing
— John Dabbs (@dabbsy1877) February 1, 2021
A player that we should go for if not now in the summer he would add some steel to that midfield
— Matt Dall (@mattwwfc13) February 1, 2021
Just do it please oh my days wolves, but you’d happily splash money on inexperienced youngsters (not saying they’re bad) but come on
— lewis goodman (@lewis_wwfc7) February 1, 2021
— Will ◣ ◢ (@Willfredinho8) February 1, 2021
Ahhhh now this is a player wolves can use! He links up well with Neves/Moutinho already and we call him the velvet tank for a reason! He’s unusually strong. it’s just he has a very lethargic way of playing idk if you can stomach playing & see how he contributes you’ll love him.
— Satrac 🇵🇹 (@satrac) February 1, 2021
100% need this guy – if it’s a budget issue just don’t take up the option to buy Alt-Nouri 🤷🏼♂️
— mark poulton (@MarkPoulton_WV) February 1, 2021
— Dan Southall (@WolfInDerby) February 1, 2021
Would be ideal but again wont happen. So frustrating https://t.co/NrKSsM3yCN
— Rich Finch 🐺🔶◾️ (@finchy_84) February 1, 2021
Genuinely believe a player like this would be the missing piece for us at the moment. Shame it won’t happen. https://t.co/gTf6BlqLkl
— Ben (@woodall85) February 1, 2021
This would turn our season around fast! https://t.co/oZKbWie6CL
— Swifty97x (@MarkWard1997) February 1, 2021