While he isn’t always involved in Wolverhampton Wanderers transfers, it’s fair to say Jorge Mendes has a large influence over the Premier League side.
Helping them sign the likes of Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho, the super agent also oversees the affairs of their manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.
Yet, in true Jorge Mendes fashion, he isn’t done there.
According to Corriere della Sera, the representative is also attempting to get Wolves to sign Lazio defender Wallace, a player he already tried to bring to Molineux in the past.
The idea here, at least for the Serie A side, would be to let the Brazilian centre-back move to Wolverhampton for a fee of around €6-7m, securing funds they could then reinvest in acquiring Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea on a loan with a view to buy.
Set in the heart of their defence but struggling down the right, swapping one of their six centre-halves for a right-back would be an ideal way to strengthen their team for an important second half of the campaign.
This, in turn, would help Wolves strengthen their backline, who have secured a clean sheet just once in their past 14 games in a 2-0 win against Bournemouth back on December 15th.
It’s an idea Mendes is pushing, but is it one his client in charge at Molineux is interested in? That remains to be seen.