Wolves reportedly made enquiries into signing Evanilson from FC Porto, but were ‘startled’ by the asking price.

According to O Jogo, Wanderers expressed interest in signing the Brazil U23 international.

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The star is currently being linked with Manchester United, but Porto do not want to sell.

As a result, they have a placed a whopping €80 million (£68.7 million) price tag on their man.

Unsurprisingly, Wolves balked at that figure, as did Brighton who were also keen on the South American.

The 22-year-old has just enjoyed a superb season, scoring 14 goals and making four assists for Porto on the league.

He made important contributions as Sergio Conceicao’s side surged to the league title.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Evanilson’s stock is quite high as a result of his campaign, and it appears he only make a move to a huge club given the amount of money Porto are requesting.

It is stated that they have already turned down a proposal of €65 million (£56.3 million).

Porto clearly do not want to sell Evanilson, as reports makes Wolves claim

To be asking for as much as £68.7 million for Evanilson is a clear sign Porto don’t want to lose their young striker.

That is a huge amount of money to pay for a young player who is still developing.

It is slightly surprising to read that Wolves did make some enquiries about Evanilson anyway.

Arguably, the club need to be trying to bring someone in who is a bit more proven. And ideally, someone who is directly between Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva in terms of age.

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Bruno Lage’s side often struggled in the final third last season.

It is absolutely vital for Wolves officials to get their recruitment right this summer. There’s a big problem with goalscoring right now, and it must be addressed.

Wolves must bring in an individual who has a bit of experience behind him, and has good potential to hit the ground running quickly.