Osasuna centre-back David Garcia has revealed he had transfer interest in him in January, but didn’t come close to leaving his club.
The 29-year-old was thought to be a player of interest to Wolves during the winter window.
Wolves even agreed a deal with he player according to journalist Manuel Obama. He said that Wolves were going to pay his £17 million release clause. Estadio Deportivo also claimed the situation was quite advanced.
In the end though, nothing materialised.
Wolves went on to sign Craig Dawson from West Ham United.
They had also reportedly looked at Felipe from Atletico Madrid. He ended up signing for Nottingham Forest.
Garcia’s performances for Osasuna certainly brought the spotlight towards him.
The player has been speaking about how close he came to leaving the Spanish outfit in January. It turns out, it wasn’t very close.
He said in an interview with ABC: “I have not been close because it has not occurred. Yes, there has been interest and noise from some teams, but it has stopped there.
“It is clear that it is one of the best leagues in the world. The Premier League is the Premier League. But I cannot answer that question because the situation has not occurred.”
Garcia is currently on duty with Spain and gearing up to face Norway and Scotland.
He has been called up for the first time by new head coach Luis de la Fuente.
David Garcia is a name to listen out for as former Wolves target talks up Premier League
Garcia seemingly didn’t really come all that close to leaving Osasuna during the last window.
He’s had a fairly good season, which is reflected in Osasuna conceding the joint-fewest goals outside of the current top six.
He might be someone to keep an eye on.
If Wolves are able to stay up, it would be no surprise if the club dipped into the Spanish market given Lopetegui’s knowledge of La Liga.
Currently, Dawson is the only central defender with a large amount of experience under his belt.
Perhaps there is room for another such type at Molineux.