Wolves are reportedly ‘one step away’ from signing Goncalo Inacio.
That was the bold claim from Calciomercato yesterday evening, and the suggestion is that Wolves are closing in on the Sporting CP central defender.
Apparently, the transfer will be worth around £30 million.
Inacio, 20, has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in Portugal in recent times.
Last term he broke through with Sporting’s first-team, and made 20 appearances in the league, helping the club to ultimately win the league title.
In the season just gone, he made 28 league appearances and 45 overall, helping the club to finish runners-up.
According to a separate report from the Daily Mail, Sporting need to sell players this summer in order to finance a rebuild of their squad.
Inacio does actually have a buyout clause of £39 million plus add-ons. But it seems Wolves could land the player cheaper.
Apparently, other clubs from England and also Spain have been in for Inacio.
Newcastle United were linked with the player earlier this year.
Wolves are crying out for a new central defender this summer, having already lost Romain Saiss.
The Morocco international is leaving the club as a free agent after a six-year stint at Molineux.
Goncalo Inacio would be an exciting addition for Wolves
It’s a very bold claim from Calciomercato which should be taken with a pinch of salt.
But Inacio would make for a very exciting addition by Wolves if the club were to actually get a deal done.
Inacio is a young player with huge potential and resale value and so, he’d fit the transfer policy in place at Molineux.
He is left-footed which is good since Wolves are losing Saiss, and the star can play in a back three on both the left and right side, just like Max Kilman.