Earlier this week, we covered the news from Globo Esporte saying Walter Kannemann’s agent has confirmed an approach from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Even though the representative wasn’t quoted, the reliable outlet reported his confirmation, as well as him saying Grêmio would demand US$15m for the sale.
Since then, the Southern Brazil media has been following the story very closely. They’ve interviewed agent Martin Wainbuch and asked about Wolves. This time he not only confirmed the approach, but also said the player could have already been sold had he been called up by Argentina.
“They asked me what it would be like, if he would. There was nothing concrete. It was just a survey,” he told Zero Hora. “If he had been playing the Copa America, I believe he would be sold. As he was not called, people are looking for me and asking about him.”
In response, Grêmio president Romildo Bolzan didn’t seem very happy with the agent.
“I don’t know Kannemann’s agent. I have no interest in this subject. Kannemann just renewed the contract with us,” Bolzan told Zero Hora. He also said “of course not” when asked if a bid was made to Grêmio.
Rádio Grenal also have a report, and claim Grêmio are still to receive an official bid for the defender. They recall that last year, Cagliari made two offers for the player, but both were rejected. So Grêmio won’t simply let him go if the bid comes.
The Porto Alegre press now has several big stories about Wolverhampton, talking about the Chinese and Portuguese influence on the club, saying money ‘is not a problem’ for them.