The weight of Thursday’s Portuguese reporting for Wolves was negative, with it being stated Fulham had overtaken Bruno Lage’s side for Palhinha, and a move for Matheus Nunes was looking too expensive.
Friday is different.
Record has a big story for the club splashed across their front page, with the words ‘Wolves attack Matheus’.
Yes, that very same Mr Nunes who was considered too expensive yesterday. Record explain that Jorge Mendes has been fishing in the English market, trying to find a taker for the Sporting midfielder.
The newspaper states: ‘Record knows that the Portuguese agent will soon bring a proposal of €50m for the 23-year-old midfielder, in this case organised in €45m fixed plus €5m in easily achievable goals. And it is Wolverhampton who advances for the Portuguese international, after being overtaken by Fulham in the hiring of another midfielder, Palhinha.’
So, have Wolves thrown financial caution to the wind after being burned over Palhinha? That would appear to be the case, although spending €50m to make up for a few million on a player seems a big step.
The article explains Sporting will evaluate the offer, and the big hint is they’d accept it.
Right at the side of the Nunes splash is the latest take on Palhinha. It’s explained he had seen his future at Wolves, but with the Ruben Neves exit stalling, that’s blocked his way, and he wants a quick resolution to his future.
Marco Silva has been in touch repeatedly and convinced him that Fulham isn’t such a bad alternative.