Wolverhampton Wanderers target Pelé has spoken a little bit about his future last night.
The midfielder has been awarded the prize of player of the season at Rio Ave, and even though it was a club ceremony, the 26-year-old didn’t mind teasing about a transfer.
“I work every day to make things go well and fortunately that’s what happened this season,” said Pelé (via O Jogo), also claiming he hopes to “make a jump in his career”.
“I am prepared to play at the highest level in Portugal or abroad.”
Regarding a move back to Benfica, he said: “If it has to be, I will come back with all the pleasure, but for now I only think about the game of Rio Ave with Braga. At the end of the season we’ll see.”
The story was covered by O Jogo, who recalls that Benfica should have competition from Wolves to sign the player this summer.
The Portuguese press has been claiming that both clubs are interested on the player, with the story getting quite confusing because of the help of agent Jorge Mendes. That’s why we’ve explained it all in an article last month.
When the claims started, it was stated Wolves had ‘practically concluded’ a deal to sign the player.
Wolverhampton already tried to sign Pelé two seasons ago, but couldn’t because of an injury. Now that he seems to be in his prime once again, maybe it’s the best time to make another attempt.