The newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers might have been given a huge blow as Juventus seems to be closing in on Joao Cancelo who was initially linked with a move to Molineux. However, latest developments suggest that Valencia’s CEO and Juventus board are soon going to have a meeting in Milan and the topmost matter they are going to discuss will be about the Portuguese full-back’s future.
Cancelo was out on loan last season and showcased an impressive performance in the Serie A which helped Inter Milan qualify for the Champions League. Milan were also interested in having him after his impressive performance, but they had been put off by the asking price of Valencia. However, Wolves and Juventus both were willing to meet the demands of £35m which was asked by the La Liga Outfit. However, it seems like Cancelo has gone with the seven times consecutive Italian champions instead of the newly promoted Premier League side.
Wolves were always likely to come out second best if a club like Juventus made their intention of signing the player. Even the presence of Nuno Santo wasn’t good enough to lure the fullback and it seems like they are set to lose out on him. Cancelo would have slotted in perfectly in the right wingback role but now the West Midlands club will need to look for alternatives. We look at three possible replacements they can go after.
The Italian doesn’t seem to have a future under Jose Mourinho as he was repeatedly benched last season. He has been linked with a move away from the club and Juventus was considered as the likely destination. However, with Cancelo coming into the picture, it is highly unlikely that they will move in for the Italian defender and that might give Wolverhampton Wanderers a chance to bring the out of favour defender to Molineux.
Nuno Santo can probably look to raid his former team Porto for the services of Pereira who has been a regular feature for the Portuguese outfit down the right and the 24-year-old will certainly be a good addition to Wolves squad.
The Southampton man can also be a good buy for Nuno Santo as he good amount of experience in the Premier League and given his Portuguese connection, he can be lured to play under Nuno Santo. Soares is going to be at the World Cup representing Portugal and it is likely that he will be a first choice starter for them.