Marcos Acuna is back at Sevilla following his exploits at the World Cup, and it looks like Wolves’ hopes of signing the player may have taken a hit.
The 31-year-old has returned to his club and is ready get back into the swing of club football.
He is the subject of an article from AS today that suggests he is wanting to start afresh at the club after winning the World Cup Argentina.
Acuna has struggled with his fitness this season, leading him to make 14 appearances across all competitions so far. But he’s only had 769 minutes on the pitch across those 14 games.
Those fitness issues also impacted him at the World Cup. He wasn’t quite fit enough to start the final against France.
AS believe the player is now feeling good, and ready to crack on at Sevilla.
They write ‘What seemed like a possible goodbye in winter becomes an almost vital reinforcement’.
It is stated that his focus is on the upcoming match with Celta Vigo in La Liga.
It was reported earlier this month that Wolves were interested in Acuna.
Julen Lopetegui knows him well of course, and Sevilla had reportedly been interested in selling for round £10 million.
But it would seem right now that the chances of Wolves swooping for the South American are fairly low.
Potential transfer blow for Wolves regarding Marcos Acuna, although left-back is not a major concern
Acuna gave a good account of himself in Qatar, and could potentially make a good addition for Wolves.
Lopetegui might fancy bringing him to Molineux, but this report from AS seems to suggest that he is wanting to turn over a new leaf following his injury struggles and World Cup exploits.
Realistically, Wolves are OK at the moment in terms of left-backs.
Hugo Bueno is a fantastic prospect, and Rayan Ait-Nouri is also a brilliant young talent. And Jonny Castro Otto can also provide cover.
Acuna’s experience would be nice, but there are other areas of the team that needed strengthening first.