Wolves transfer news: Benfica could make move to sign Nelson Semedo
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Wolves transfer news: Benfica could make move to sign Nelson Semedo

Benfica could move to re-sign Nelson Semedo from Wolves in the summer.

According to CNN Portugal, the Portuguese giants are looking at the 29-year-old as a possible addition.

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Semedo’s contract expires in the summer. But the club do hold the option of extending his deal by a further two years.

Semedo joined Wolves in the summer of 2020, signing from Barcelona in a deal that was reported to be worth £37 million at the time.

It was later suggested that Wolves paid an initial £29 million, and that the add-ons are unlikely.

It was been an up-and-down stint for Semedo at Molineux.

He was rather shaky in his first season, but then really found his feet in his second term under Bruno Lage.

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But in the second half of 2021/22, he picked up a couple of hamstring injuries. His second was a serious one, and forced him to miss the final few games, and all of pre-season leading into 2022/23.

This season, Semedo has struggled for the most-part, with his cover and competition Jonny Castro Otto also having a tough time.

But just lately, Semedo’s form has picked up a bit under Julen Lopetegui.

It remains to be seen if Wolves will look to offload the Portugal international. It’s reasonable to assume that Wolves will want to extend his deal in order to avoid losing him for fee.

Last month, it was reported Wolves would be willing to offload Semedo this month is the terms were right.

However, with just a couple of days to go until the transfer deadline, his exit in this window seems unlikely.

Wolves need to assess the situation in the summer, as Benfica reportedly eye Nelson Semedo

Wolves need to see how Semedo gets on in the coming months before decided whether to offload him.

He has struggled to be consistent during his time at Molineux.

He’s capable of having really good games though, which will play a part in Wolves’ thinking.

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Really, the club should be looking to offload Jonny before Semedo.

But the club has to also see what the player wants to do. It might be that Semedo is keen on returning to his former club, who are flying at the moment.

The current league leaders may well be Portuguese champions later this year.