Wolves are reportedly keen on signing David Carmo from Braga.
According to a report from O Jogo, Wanderers are one of a number of clubs on the 22-year-old, whose supposed likely destination this summer is the Premier League.
Carmo was limited to just 16 first-team appearances in 2021/22. But his return from a broken ankle in February helped Braga to finish the season strongly.
He featured in all of Braga’s final 12 games, with the club winning seven, drawing three and losing just two. And there were seven clean sheets along the way.
Carmo is apparently seen as a potential replacement for Romain Saiss, who recently announced he is leaving Molineux as a free agent.
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The Morocco international departs the club after six years.
Like Saiss, Carmo is left-footed and has experience of playing in the back three, both in the middle and on the left. He has also operated in a back four with full-backs.
So, potentially he’d make for a really good addition for Wolves.
The player is thought to be protected by a £34 million release clause. It is unclear whether Braga would refer potential suitors to that clause, or be open to negotiating a lower fee.
Either way, he’s likely to be fairly expensive.
David Carmo would be a fantastic addition for Wolves, amid transfer claim
Carmo has bounced back from his broken ankle, and helped a key role in helping Braga to finish fourth in the league, meaning Europa League football next season.
The star is 6ft 5in, meaning he is likely to dominate aerially, and also pose a threat at the other end on set-pieces.
He’s not bad with the ball at his feet either, with WhoScored data indicating he had a pass completion rate of 81% for 2021/22.
He’s previously drawn comparisons with Virgil van Dijk (Goal) for his physical stature, positional awareness and composure in possession.
He seems like he’d be a great addition, and he certainly fits the transfer model of signing younger players with high potential and resale value.