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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers eyeing move for Shakhtar midfielder Pedrinho

Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Pedrinho.

Gazeta Esportiva have reported Wolves are showing an interest in the 23-year-old, who is currently in his native Brazil with the Ukrainian Premier League currently suspended.

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He has supposedly had conversations with Rogerio Ceni, who is the manager of Sao Paulo.

Also in the hunt for Pedrinho are another Premier League side, Everton.

Another report from Gazeta has claimed that Corinthians and Palmeiras are also keen on the player. Apparently, he could decide his future by Friday.

Pedrinho has been with Shakhtar since last summer, when he transferred for around £15 million from Benfica – the former club of Wolves manager Bruno Lage.

Lage supposedly played a big part in Benfica signing Pedrinho from Corinthians. The deal was agreed in March 2020. Ultimately though, Lage would lose his job before the player arrived, with Pedrinho seeing out the 2019/20 season with the Brazilian club.

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Before the suspension of the season, Pedrinho had scored four goals and made three assists in 19 appearances for Shakhtar.

Wolves, of course, have lacked an out-and-out attacking midfielder for some time.

None of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker are ‘attack-minded’, and it is a position many fans have been calling on the club to strengthen for a while.

Pedrinho could be an exciting addition by Wolves

Pedrinho looks to be typical Brazilian player in that, he is technically very strong and skilful.

The left-footed star has neat footwork, and appears comfortable in multiple different positions. He’s played on both wingers and centrally this season.

He also looks to have a pretty nice turn of pace, which is something that could really improve Wolves’ midfield.

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Neves and Moutinho are both great technicians, but neither get about the pitch particularly quickly.

Wolves are crying out for someone with a bit of creativity and someone who can carry the ball into dangerous areas. Pedrinho might well be someone worth moving for.

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