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Wolves transfer news: Why Atletico are prepared to do business over Matheus Cunha

Wolves are in talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Matheus Cunha, and a deal is moving closer to being completed.

Julen Lopetegui is raiding the Spanish giants in January to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season.

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Wolves have had an awful start to the new season.

Goalscoring has again been a major problem.

Wolves have been a bit unlucky with Sasa Kalajdzic suffering his ACL injury and Raul Jimenez also having constant fitness problems.

Lopetegui sees Cunha as a potential means of fixing the issue.

He has seen him several times up close during his Sevilla days, and knows his qualities.

It remains to be seen if deal will get done, but AS appear to be fairly confident of the two teams doing business.

They suggest that things could accelerate in the coming days, and that the reason Atleti are willing to do business is because they need to sell. Presumably to provide a boost to their finances.

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And Cunha apparently feels like he isn’t particularly valued by Diego Simeone. His lack of minutes this season cost him a place in Brazil’s World Cup squad.

Simeone has five forward options at the moment, and Cunha is last in the pecking order.

Selling Cunha would also free up a non-EU player slot. In La Liga, teams can have five non-EU players, and name three non-EU players in a matchday squad (via Goal).

It remains to be seen if Wolves will bring him in on a permanent deal, or sign him on loan with an option to buy.

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Cunha to Wolves appears to have a good chance of happening.

He is clearly not really in favour at the Wanda Metropolitano right now. But he’s a player that can still fetch a decent price for Atleti, since he has a contract until 2026.

It hasn’t really worked out for him at the Spanish club since joining from Hertha Berlin, and a fresh start might be what’s needed.

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Lopetegui will know all about him, as will Fran Garagarza.

Hopefully Wolves are able to wrap up a deal for him nice and quickly, so that he can come in and get to grips with Lopetegui’s tactics and bed in.