Bruno Lage has been busy in the summer transfer window since becoming the new manager of Wolves.
The Old Gold have added Trincao to their ranks, as well as signing Yerson Mosquera. They have also landed Rayan Ait-Nouri on a permanent basis and replaced Rui Patricio with Jose Sa.
What’s the word?
The Old Gold may be limited with their spending this summer but they’re still incredibly keen to press on with adding further new faces to the squad.
The latest name in the pipeline is Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite.
The Catalan giants are in a position where they need to significantly reduce their wage bill this summer and with Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay arriving, Braithwaite is surely expendable.
Should Wolves sign Braithwaite?
Spanish publication, Sport, claim that Wolves and West Ham are two interested parties as Barca look to secure €15m (£12.8m) for his services.
If Lage welcomes the Danish forward to Molineux this summer then he stands a good chance of replicating Patrick Cutrone’s time in the Midlands.
The Italian has endured a torrid time in English football after arriving for £16m back in 2019.
He’s found the net on just three occasions in 28 outings for the Old Gold, failing to light a spark during any of his three loan spells either.
If Braithwaite arrives then it would surely mean the end for his spell at Wolves. However, they’d only be replacing him with a like-minded striker; someone who’s flopped in England before.
The 56-cap international penned a remarkable deal with Barcelona after the Spanish side needed to sign a striker on an emergency basis last year.
He has beaten the goalkeeper eight times for Ronald Koeman’s side but his previous time in England was nothing short of a disaster.
The forward scored nine goals in 40 games for Middlesbrough and was subsequently torn to shreds by Tony Pulis.
He despised the Dane’s attitude and was pleased to see the back of him in the end: “The biggest disappointment for me is he’s the highest-paid player I’ve ever worked with in the Championship,” Pulis began.
“As a matter of fact, the last club I worked at, which was a Premier League club, he’d be in the top five earners at the club without a question of a doubt.
“Steve Gibson bent over backwards, backwards, to give that lad everything he wanted to bring him to this club.”
Pulis continued: “To show the disrespect he’s shown to this club by saying he’s not coming back, to Steve Gibson, who’s made him a multi-millionaire, let’s make no bones about it, the wages and what he’s earning are astonishing.
“I’ve dealt with players all my life, some can make your hair curl – not mine. But for him to come out and say that, it just puts him up there as such an ungrateful person.”
That was a remarkable take on the 30-year-old but it only goes to show that Lage must avoid him this summer.
He doesn’t score enough and has proven to be a liability.
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