Since Wolverhampton Wanderers started being linked to Sporting midfielders João Palhinha and Matheus Nunes, it’s been said that their signings were planned to replace Ruben Neves, who was expected to leave this summer.
Today, newspaper Jornal de Notícias comes up to say that the Wolves star could stay at the club and they’ll still manage to make some signings.
The story is focused on Matheus Nunes, since Palhinha seems to be on his way to Fulham. It’s claimed Neves ‘risks’ staying at Wolverhampton, due to the lack of offers, and that won’t stop them from signing another midfielder.
Jornal de Notícias claims Bruno Lage’s squad have other players who can be negotiated in the transfer window and allow them to reinvest in new purchases.
Its said Sporting accept negotiating Nunes for a ‘basis’ of €45m, with Mendes handling the process, but once again, it’s claimed Wolves ‘are not a club who openly seduce’ the player, who’d rather join a team who can fight for titles.
The newspaper mentions that the Lions need to sell, since they haven’t engaged in any big negotiations this summer, so perhaps that’s the pressure that will make difference for the player to accept the move.