Wolves are reportedly in the hunt to sign Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian star Matheus Cunha.
According to Cadena SER, Wanderers are set to sign the 23-year-old, who has been in La Liga since 2021 after joining Atletico from Hertha Berlin.
It is claimed that four clubs from the Premier League are chasing him. As well as Wolves, there is also interest from Leeds United, Aston Villa and Everton.
Cunha has been somewhat struggling for minutes at Atleti lately, and it is expected that he will leave the club in the coming months.
He’s made 17 appearances so far this season, but for only 510 minutes of time on the pitch.
Wolves are seeking to significantly improve their goalscoring output, having managed just eight in their first 16 Premier League games this season.
Sasa Kalajdzic was meant to be the fix. But he suffered an ACL injury on his debut and is out for the season.
Raul Jimenez has really struggled with his fitness. And Diego Costa has yet to find the back of the net in Wolves colours.
There is no option for Wolves to recall loan star Fabio Silva.
There is no word in the report about what kind of price Cunha would command.
It is possible the club could try and sign him on loan.
It is not the first time Wolves have been linked with a move for Cunha. In January 2020, Sky Sports reported that Wolves were interested in Cunha when he was at RB Leipzig. He was supposedly available for around £17 million at the time.
Matheus Cunha could be a good signing for Wolves
Cunha is not particularly prolific, having hit seven goals in 54 games for Atleti.
But the Olympic Gold medal winner is still a dangerous player and could make a for a good signing for Wolves, especially on loan.
He is an individual capable of the sublime. In 2019 he scored the Bundesliga Goal of the Year for Leipzig against Bayer Leverkusen.
He completely embarrassed a defender with a roulette before scooping the ball audaciously over the goalkeeper to score.
According to a feature from the Bundesliga’s official website, he is a bit like Roberto Firmino. That’s because he has a tendency to drop a bit deeper to link up play, making him very hard to track.
Perhaps Lopetegui sees something in him, having observed him up close during his time in Spain.