Wolves are now set to make an opening offer for Flamengo striker Gabigol.
According to journalist Ekrem Konur, Molineux officials are ready to test the Brazilian club’s resolve over the 25-year-old.
It has already been report that Wolves hold an interest in the player.
And 90min have stated that Wolves’ chief scout Mathew Hobbs will travel to Brazil to try and seal a deal.
There is not yet any word on what kind of fee Flamengo would be seeking for the player. And there is currently no information with regards to Gabigol’s feelings about a potential departure.
He has been there since 2019, joining the club on loan initially from Inter Milan.
He turned his move permanently in 2020, and has been a real hit for the club so far, scoring 101 goals in 155 games.
The star had gone back to his homeland having really struggled to adapt in Italy. He made just 10 appearances for Inter and scored just one goal. It was a really disappointing stint, for a player who drew comparisons with Neymar at the start of his career.
It has been a very fruitful past couple of years for the South American with Flamengo, winning nine trophies.
Wolves seemingly like what they see, and are now set to actually bid for the player.
According to ESPN, Flamengo signed Gabigol from Inter for around €20 million (£17 million). Given he is under contract there until the end of 2024, and given how good he has been since his arrival, then it’s fair to assume they would be wanting a lot more than what they initially paid.
Gabigol would represent a slight risk, but perhaps he’s one worth taking for Wolves
There’s no doubt that Wolves would be taking a bit of a risk if they signed Gabigol.
He obviously really struggled at Inter, and he also had a failed loan spell with Benfica.
But he’s a little bit older now, and has been enjoying some fantastic form over the past couple of years.
It might be that he is ready to venture back to Europe.
Wolves need a goalscorer, and Gabigol has scored for fun since being back in his homeland.
Of course, the Premier League would be a big step up in terms of standard. But Wolves are definitely doing right by planning to bid.