Wolverhampton Wanderers appointed Nuno Espírito Santo as their manager last summer and in his first season with the English side he helped them win the Championship and achieve promotion to the Premier League.
Nuno managed at Valencia for once season during the 2014/15 campaign and signed his compatriot João Cancelo on loan from Benfica. A year later, the Spanish outfit signed him on a permanent deal.
Super Deporte claims Valencia need to raise €45m before the end of this month in order to meet Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. Thus, they will allow Cancelo to leave the club and it’s claimed Wolves wanted to sign him in the summer transfer window.
Nuno was willing to “bet on Cancelo” once again – this time for the newly promoted club to the Premier League. However, Wolves are set for disappointment as the Portugal international is close to joining Juventus for a fee close to €40m.
The report claims Juventus have “total agreement” with the player after Cancelo rejected other clubs to join the Old Lady. He sees a move to the Turin club as a “step forward” in his career.
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and the Nerazzurri had the option of signing him on a permanent deal. Inter has decided against exercising the option and Cancelo is now edging closer towards completing a move to Juventus.
Super Deporte haven’t backed up the Italian claims of Wolves offering €40m, just stated they’ve been interested.