Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a move for Braga defensive midfielder Ali Musrati.

According to O Jogo, the Premier League side are showing a keen interest in the Libya international, who has only been with his club since last year.

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The 25-year-old moved to the Portuguese outfit from Vitória de Guimarães.

It was a decent campaign from Musrati in 2020/21, as he helped Braga to a fourth-placed finish, making 28 league appearances and 44 in total.

It seems there is a reasonable chance for Musrati to leave Braga this summer following his contributions last term.

O Jogo describe his potential departure as ‘increasingly likely’.

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They also say Braga would hope for around €15 million (£13 million).

His exit is supposedly being worked on by the club and the player’s team.

It’s explained manager Carlos Carvalhal is eyeing Lucas Mineiro to replace Musrati.

 

It’s also suggested he would be targeted if Ruben Neves left Molineux.

It would be a very risky move

There has been talk Neves could go this summer.

If Wolves feel as though they have to cash in, it’s probably important they replace him with someone proven.

He is a quality player who brings a lot to the team.

So to then move for a relatively unknown quantity in Musrati would be a big risk.

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Ali Musrati (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

That said, WhoScored statistics indicate his league passing accuracy was actually slightly higher (85.1%) than Neves in the Premier League (84.4%).

He also picked up fewer yellow cards (Musrati 6, Neves 8).

He could be a decent addition, but fans likely wouldn’t see it that way if Neves was sacrificed.

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