Wolves remain in the hunt for Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha but are facing competition from three other Premier League clubs – and a report has now shared Atletico Madrid’s asking price.
The January transfer window will be opening in a couple of weeks, and Wanderers are expected to be busy.
There has been plenty of speculation already regarding players Julen Lopetegui might want to bring in.
For a couple of weeks now, there have been a number of reports about Cunha.
Wolves have been in talks with Atletico over the South American, and it is thought he is a priority target.
Wolves have yet to reach an agreement with Atletio, but SPORT have reported this evening that Wanderers are still in pole position.
They’re ahead of Leeds United, Aston Villa and Arsenal right now.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the article is the claim that Atletico are seeking to sell Cunha for at least £26 million.
It remains to be seen if Wolves can reach a breakthrough over Cunha and if the ultimate price will indeed be around £26 million or just a bit over.
Matheus Cunha at somewhere in the region of £26 million would be great business by Wolves, as Atleti set asking price
Wolves are in desperate need of bolstering their attacking options after scoring just eight goals in the Premier League so far this season.
Cunha is someone that could increase productivity.
He is not particularly prolific himself. But he has previously been likened to Roberto Firmino in terms of play style. So it could be that he has a great impact on the other attackers, while chipping in with goals and assists here and there himself.
Other clubs are keen, so Wolves need to get a move on and reach an agreement with Atletico.
£26 million doesn’t feel unreasonable for the 23-year-old, as that is around the same price Atletico signed him from Hertha Berlin for (via ESPN).