Wolves are reportedly showing interest in Fiorentina defender Dodo.
Torcedores report today that Wanderers and Newcastle United are both looking at the 24-year-old Brazilian full-back ahead of the summer window.
The suggestion is that La Viola are looking for a new right-back, who would come in as a replacement for Dodo. Supposedly, Genk’s Daniel Muñoz is on their radar.
Dodo has only been with Fiorentina since last summer, when he joined the club from Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk.
He has caught the eye after making 46 appearances for the club, and could now be set for a swift exit from the Italian club.
Wolves are showing interest as are Newcastle, and it’s no surprise really.
Wanderers have just extended Nelson Semedo’s contract. But the Portuguese arguably needs a stronger push at Molineux.
Jonny Castro Otto has struggled in 2022/23, and may be one of several players to leave the club this summer.
He was not included in the matchday squad on Saturday to face Everton. It came to light after the game that both he and Joao Moutinho opted not to come to Molineux.
The situation with both players is still somewhat up in the air.
Wolves were also recently linked with a move for Germany international Ridle Baku, who plays for Wolfsburg.
Julen Lopetegui may also want to take a look at Ki-Jana Hoever, who’ll return from his loan spell at Stoke where he made a decent impression.
Dodo made a real name for himself a Shakhtar, where he was managed by now-Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi.
He had him operating in the role Joao Cancelo was playing at Manchester City, coming central and overloading the midfield.
That ability of playing inside is something he has brought with him to Fiorentina. He said in an interview with Calciomercato earlier this season: “The six months with De Zerbi were very useful. He saw me and told me that I played too much on the sideline and often left the game. He needed the full-back to play both on and off the pitch. I worked hard to learn this fundamental and I must say that I really like coming more towards the center of the field trying to be an added value for my team.”
Dodo could be a good addition for Wolves – Nelson Semedo needs the push
So Wolves have been linked with another right-back, and Dodo could be a decent addition for Wolves.
He’s still only 24 and is quite experienced.
He’s played in Ukraine, Portugal and Italy already, and won three trophies with Shakhtar, including a league title.
The former Brazilian youth international has also played in the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League.
Since Fiorentina only signed him a year ago, he will likely cost more than the £12.6 million the Italians paid Shakhtar.
But Wolves would seemingly be getting a pretty decent player.
He’s previously talked up the Premier League as being the best in the world along with Serie A. So perhaps there could be a chance for Wolves to swoop.