Wolves are now facing competition for Nico Gonzalez from Valencia.
According to Cadena SER (via SPORT), the Spanish outfit are looking to land the midfielder on loan from Barcelona.
Gonzalez enjoyed a good season with Barca in 2021/22 and made 38 appearances in total.
But should he stay at the Nou Camp for 2022/23, it’s likely his opportunities would decrease dramatically.
Barca have many option to play in midfield, and so the club are entertaining the idea of a loan.
It was reported that Wolves are now in talks with the club to take the 20-year-old for the 2022/23 season.
But Wanderers are now facing competition from Valencia, whom the club have just done business with over Goncalo Guedes.
Wolves paid the Spanish outfit £27.5 million to sign the Portugal international.
It is stated by SPORT that Gennaro Gattuso is a big fan of La Masia graduate Gonzalez.
Barca boss Xavi has given the green light for Gonzalez to depart before the closure of the summer window.
Jorge Mendes is on the case, and Wolves will hope to take advantage of their close links with the super agent.
Wolves must beat Valencia to Nico Gonzalez loan
Wolves should be endeavouring to beat Valencia to sign Gonzalez on loan.
The 20-year-old is a really talented central midfield player, who can operate as a shield in front of the defence or as a box-to-box player. He is described by Barcelona via their official website as ‘a brilliant reader of the game, with so much skill and tactical awareness’.
Valencia could be a temptation for Gonzalez since he is already settled in Spain and knows La Liga.
So a big push may be required from Wolves to win the race.
The club may hope that past deals involving Nelson Semedo, Francisco Trincao and Adama Traore will see Barca steer Gonzalez towards them.
But obviously the player has to also be keen. He may want assurances of game time if he is to come to Molineux.