Wolves are reportedly looking to sign two central midfielders this summer, with Matheus Nunes and Joao Palhinha ‘prominent’ among the options.
The Athletic have provided some information this morning about what Wolves are planning heading into the summer window.
Lage has supposedly informed Jeff Shi of the profile of player he wants to bring in.
He is keen to evolve the team into a more attacking and physical unit.
He also wants his team to be able to cope with a high defensive line and be comfortable playing multiple formations.
The Athletic mention the fact that Joao Moutinho is out of contract in the summer. And that there is expected to be interest in Ruben Neves.
Neves has given five years of service to the club and there is an acceptance that he may want to leave. Wolves want to keep him, and have opened talks over a new deal, but would sell if a suitable offer arrived.
Palhinha is a player who has been linked with Wolves a number of times over the past couple of seasons.
He’s a defensive-minded midfielder, who would bring still to the midfield.
Nunes plays a little further forwards, and has chipped in with three goals and five assists for Sporting this season.
The 23-year-old recently came in for high praise from Pep Guardiola as Manchester City and Sporting faced off in the Champions League.
He said that Nunes was one of the best players in the world at the time (via UOL).
An exciting claim as Wolves eye two central midfielders this summer
It is good to see that Wolves are looking to bolster their pool of midfield options.
It is something the club have probably needed to do the last couple of windows now.
Even if Moutinho and Neves both stick around for the 2022/23 season, at least one of these players should be signed.
If Wolves are to try and build on this great first season under Bruno Lage, then it will be important to get it right this summer.