Joao Gomes is clear that he wants to join Wolves, and the situation could develop in the next 24 hours.
That is according to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, who has provided a brief update on the story today.
Gomes remains a Flamengo player, nearly two weeks after first being linked with Wolves.
Wolves had agreed a fee with the Brazilian club for the player’s transfer, and everything seemed to be on track.
But Lyon came in unexpectedly with a better offer than Wolves.
And since that happened, Flamengo, naturally, have been trying to bring that particular move to fruition.
Lyon’s bid is only slightly higher than Wolves’.
But Flamengo have been really keen to finalise a deal that will see the player head for France. But the issue for them is that Gomes doesn’t want to go.
Crook today reiterates that Gomes wants to come to Molineux. He said on Twitter: “Wolves still hoping to sign Joao Gomes. Player has made it clear this is the move he wants. Could develop in next 24 hours.”
Wolves fans have been clamouring for the club to sign the South American since the story first broke from journalist Vene Casagrande nearly two weeks ago.
The desire to see him wearing a Wolves shirt has been getting stronger the more it has been reported that Gomes is holding out to join Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Apparently Wolves don’t have any intention to raise the offer that was initially accepted by Flamengo.
Seemingly, they are banking on Flamengo selling Gomes to them, with the player’s stance about Lyon clear.
Wolves are really running the risk of losing out on Joao Gomes, with possible developments in 24 hours
By many accounts, Gomes is really keen to play in the Premier League.
So Wolves are playing a risky game here.
There’s always a chance that another club from the English top-flight will come to the table. If that happens and the team in question offers more money than Wolves and Lyon, then the deal will be in jeopardy.
Supposedly, Gomes has indicated to Wolves that he wants to join them.
But the picture could change completely if another club joins the hunt. Especially if it’s a Big Six club, for example.