Wolves are reportedly showing an interest in Guadalajara forward Alexis Vega.
Give Me Sport say the 24-year-old is believed to be on Wanderers’ transfer radar, and he has apparently always spoken of his dream to make it to Europe.
Vega has been with Guadalajara since 2019, when he joined from Toluca.
So far, he has made 121 appearances for the Liga MX club, scoring 24 goals and making 23 assists.
Vega is a Mexico international and therefore a teammate of current Molineux striker Raul Jimenez.
Supposedly, Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on the star. But Tigres UANL have also been linked with a transfer.
It is stated that Vega will not agree to that move until he has showcased his talents at the World Cup.
Vega is expected to feature as a starter for Mexico, with Jesus Corona out of the tournament after fracturing his fibula earlier this season.
Wolves’ interest is intriguing.
Of course, Adama Traore’s contract expires next year, and the club do need to be thinking about potential long-term replacements if he won’t extend.
There have been no indications that he’ll do that.
Give Me Sport describe Vega as having ‘explosive pace’, so he could be a decent replacement for the Spaniard.
Pedro Neto was also linked with an exit from Molineux in the summer. It may be that teams are keen on him again in future windows.
Alexis Vega needs to prove himself at the World Cup, amid Wolves interest
Vega is 24 now and so far in his career, he has stayed in his homeland.
He’s a standout player for Guadalajara, but the Premier League would be a big step up in terms of standard.
He therefore needs to show what he’s all about at the World Cup.
Mexico are in a group with Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia and so, it’s a good opportunity to test himself.
Should he impress, Wolves may well look to try and make a move in January.
But of course, there’s potential for other clubs to then come calling too.