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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers in talks with Barcelona over Nico Gonzalez

Wolves are reportedly now in talks with Barcelona over midfielder Nico Gonzalez.

According to the Daily Mail this morning, the Spanish youngster is a player Barca are willing to listen to offers for.

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It is stated that Gonzalez could arrive on loan from the Nou Camp, which would be the second time that’s happened in the last 12 months after Francisco Trincao came in the 2021 summer window.

Jorge Mendes is apparently looking to facilitate a deal that will see him head to Molineux. Other clubs are said to be keen.

Gonzalez made a good impression last season.

But competition for places in midfield is fierce. And Barca also need to offload players and slash their wage bill in order to get new players registered.

As such, Gonzalez could be an outgoing.

Gonzalez is a midfielder capable of holding or going from box-to-box.

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His versatility is likely to appeal to Bruno Lage, who doesn’t have a huge pool of midfield options.

The star has previously been likened to Sergio Busquets (via Goal).

The Daily Mail mention Morgan Gibbs-White and suggest that a move for Gonzalez would not affect his immediate future.

The star is the subject of interest from Nottingham Forest, and there has been talk of them edging closer to Wolves’ £40 million valuation.

Wolves being in talks with Barca over Gonzalez is reason to be excited.

The youngster did really catch the eye last term and is rather unfortunate to have some many other midfielders to compete with.

The club said of him in a feature last year: “A brilliant reader of the game, with so much skill and tactical awareness, Ronald Koeman was easily impressed and drew on his services for the 2021 pre-season. Nico didn’t disappoint.”

According to Sport last month, the 21-year-old is prepared to leave the Nou Camp in search of regular minutes. That bodes well for Wanderers.

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Perhaps Wolves having done business with Barca before could help them here. The club signed Nelson Semedo in 2020, loaned in Francisco Trincao in 2021 and then loaned Adama Traore to Barca in January.

There’s a good working relationship there and with Mendes on the case, there’s surely a great chance.