Wolverhampton Wanderers are ‘confident’ they can sign Goncalo Guedes from Valencia for €25m this summer.
That’s according to Goal’s Spanish edition, who say the Premier League side have entrusted the deal to super-agent Jorge Mendes.
They say that Wolves are ‘already considering’ making an offer of €25-30m for the Portuguese winger, tallying with reports yesterday that said the same.
Such a figure would be ‘irresistible’ for Valencia, who at this moment in time are ‘forced by need’ to sell players and balance the books.
Manager José Bordalás does not want to sell the player but knows the financial situation at the club means they have to sell if a decent offer arrives.
Wolves could be the ones to make it, with it explained that Guedes has ‘always been an object of desire’ for the Premier League side.
They’ve left everything to Mendes, who has good relationships and influence at both clubs, so can make a deal work for both.
He may need to work hard to bring the price tag down, though, with Super Deporte stating that Valencia will only sell if they receive a bid of €30-35m.
They say that Valencia are ‘calm’ about the player’s situation and will remain faithful to the roadmap they’ve laid out.
Indeed, they’ve already rejected an offer of €20m and don’t want to ‘undersell’ the player, so will only listen to offers around €30-35 between fixed price and variables. Anything below will be rejected.
Reports of a second bid from Wolves have been rejected by the club, who have ‘no record’ of such a bid arriving. Even if it were, it would be rejected at the reported price of €25m