For the past few days, we’ve been covering a few stories from the Mexican media saying that America defender Edson Álvarez could be heading to Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.
Now an article from Record comes up with some interesting claims on the chase, although part of the information makes it sound a little weird.
It comes from a column written by a ‘francotirador’, which means a sniper in English, and that’s enough for us to question the veracity of the story.
They start by telling what happened with Diego Lainez. America had a good bid from Ajax for the player. But since Europeans don’t watch a lot of Latin American football, an intermediary came out to help him find a better offer. So he suggested the signing for Real Betis, who ended up landing the winger.
Now in the Álvarez case, the intermediary is Eduardo Hernandez. He’s already helped the likes of Chicharito, his son, and Carlos Vela to find clubs in Europe.
It’s claimed that even though he doesn’t have any offers, he could be close to getting one, since he’s contacted Jorge Mendes, who has strong influence on several English clubs, especially Wolves.
Since the Molineux side are pretty happy with Raul Jimenez, they could now go for the America defender. The club would be thinking of making a bid for Álvares in the next few weeks.
However, Record’s source has claimed that this bid depends on the sale of Diogo Jota.
Since the Portuguese international is a winger and Álvarez is a central defender, that doesn’t make much sense. Even because Wolves wouldn’t have big problems to afford the America player.
So either Record has a poor finish to a story we’ve enjoyed reading, or they’re completely right and we’ll soon see what Jota has to do with this deal.