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22 Y/O Wolves Target Closing In On AS Monaco Move: 3 Replacements For Santo To Consider!

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

AS Monaco are interested in securing the services of AC Milan forward Andre Silva next summer. According to recent reports, the agent of the Portuguese striker has held talks with the Ligue 1 side amidst interest from Wolves, Arsenal and Valencia. Silva is yet to register a goal in the Serie A this season but has been prolific in the Europa League for the Italian giants. However,  his future has been called into question in recent weeks and he is now being touted to make a move abroad.

Swansea City were speculated to land the 22-year-old during the January transfer period, but the forward was eager to stay and fight for his place at Milan. However, the Portuguese striker, who signed for Milan from FC Porto for £33m last summer, has fallen out of favour with AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso, which has given rise to more speculation about his future.

As a result, Silva’s agent, Jorge Mendes has opened negotiations with AS Monaco over a possible move to the French football. The news will come as a big blow for Wolves as they now have to look at alternative options. Let’s take a look at three replacements for Nuno Espírito Santo to consider during the off-season.

Patrik Schick

The AS Roma forward has immense potential and has featured in 13 matches for the Italians this season. The Czech Republic international was outstanding in his team’s Coppa Italia clash with Torino when he found the back of the net but was unable to help his team avoid defeat. At 22, he still has a lot of time to develop into a future star and Wolves will do well to prise him away from Italy.

Breel Embolo

The 21-year-old Schalke 04 ace has caught the eye with some dazzling displays in the Bundesliga this season. He has featured in 20 matches for the German club this term, scoring 2 goals and providing one assist in all competitions. Embolo can also boast 21 international caps for Switzerland and has scored two goals for his country so far. He will be a perfect fit for the West Midlands outfit as they look to strengthen ahead of the new campaign.

Kelechi Iheanacho

The Leicester City forward has struggled in the Premier League so far this season but has four FA Cup goals to his name. The Nigeria international has prior experience in England’s top flight during his time with Manchester City and now at the King Power Stadium which the Wolves can make use of, as they prepare for life with England’s big boys next term.

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