Lille defender Sven Botman is reportedly not an option for Wolves this summer.
The Athletic have reported on the state of play at Wolves regarding transfers, and have stated that the Dutchman is not a target for Wanderers in the upcoming window.
Botman was linked with Wolves last year.
Wolves had actually tabled a bid of £25 million for the player. But Lille were holding out for around £35 million at the time.
It was thought that the player himself was open to a move to Molineux. But the clubs simply couldn’t agree a fee.
So Botman stayed at Lille for another season.
Botman is again being heavily linked with an exit from the club.
But Wolves are not in the mix this time around. The Athletic say that he isn’t a financially viable option, with AC Milan – who were recently taken over – and mega-rich Newcastle United now locked in a battle to sign him. The Magpies are said to have bid £29 million plus add-ons (Daily Mail).
And Paris Saint-Germain have also just been linked with Botman.
So, it is little wonder Wolves cannot really compete.
It is also stated that Goncalo Inacio will also be too expensive for Wolves this summer.
Wolves should have pushed harder for Sven Botman last year
It would be a surprise if Botman did not get a move this summer, with several clubs chasing him.
It looks as though there won’t now be any chances of him coming to Molineux which is a real shame.
Botman is a quality defender with huge potential. He would have been a fantastic addition for Wolves.
Maybe the club should have pushed a little harder to land him.
He seemingly was open to a move, but Wolves couldn’t get a deal over the line.
Hopefully, he doesn’t join Newcastle as he could provide a constant reminder of what might have been for Wolves