Wolves have reportedly been offered Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte.
Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the Uruguay international is hot property at the moment and could soon be on the move from the Portuguese giants.
Ugarte has been a revelation so far this season for Sporting.
Following the departures of Joao Palhinha and Matheus Nunes to the Premier League, Ugarte has really stepped up to the plate.
He has impressed immensely with his playmaking from deep positions and also his workmanlike style.
Sporting as a collective though are having a disappointing season. And so, it could be that top players will leave at the end of the season.
Ugarte is definitely one of Sporting’s top players, and he has interest from Wolves, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona.
The 21-year-old is represented by super agent Jorge Mendes, who of course has close links with Wolves.
Mundo claim that Mendes is now currently offering Ugarte to these clubs ahead of the summer window.
It is mentioned that the player has a £53 million release clause.
If Ruben Neves is going to leave Wolves, Manuel Ugarte should be the number one target to replace him
Ugarte is a quality young player and it is no surprise interest in him is building.
He really stands out for Sporting at the base of their midfield and already has a strong all-round game.
It is very possible Wolves could lose Ruben Neves this summer. It was expected he would depart at the end of the 2021/22 season.
He’ll only have a year left on his contract at the end of this season, and it might be his time to finally move on, as much as Wolves fans would hate that.
Ugarte – who recently rejected a new deal from Sporting – feels like a very good replacement.
According to a feature from El Arte Del Futebol, Ugarte is a bit like Manchester City star Rodri in terms of the role he plays as a defensive shield and orchestrator of attacks from deep.
That surely qualifies him to replace Neves.