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Wolves reportedly in for Farmalicao midfielder Gustavo Assuncao

Wolves are being linked with a move for highly-rated midfielder Gustavo Assuncao.

The star plays for Farmalicao in Liga NOS and is a Brazilian U23 international.

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AS claim Wolves are keeping an eye on Assuncao, who is also supposedly on the radars of Everton and Manchester United.

There is also interest from across Europe with Nice and Sevilla getting a mention from the Spanish publication.

Assuncao – who actually wears the captain’s armband for Farmalicao – is claimed to have really stood out in the Portuguese top-flight since making his debut in August 2019.

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Farmalicao have been so impressed with their Sao Paulo-born youngster that they have apparently slapped a €25 million/£22.7 million price tag on him to try and deter potential suitors.

AS add he’s become of the best midfielders in the division – and that perhaps makes him worth keeping an eye on for Wolves.

A midfield boost?

Wolves’ midfield options have left a lot to be desired so far in 2020/21, with Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves lacking consistency.

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The former isn’t getting any younger and Nuno may need to start thinking about a new midfield signing for the longer term.

Assuncao is more defensive-minded than Moutinho, but perhaps any arrival at Molineux by the starlet would allow Leander Dendoncker to play a more advanced role.