PODENCE DEPARTURE & KILMAN'S CONTRACT
Just a quick update for you on the latest transfer rumours.
John Percy has reported in the Telegraph that “Despite recent reports, it is understood that Wolves remain under a degree of pressure to sell players to avoid breaching FFP rules in the next 18 months.” We already expect there to be additional outgoings but hopefully Wolves won’t be under pressure to sell at any cost and will have a strong hand in negotiations.
Percy also reported that Wolves want to keep Max Kilman and are in negotiations for an improved deal for the defender following reports that Napoli have made an initial bid. Percy states “Napoli’s interest in Kilman is serious but Wolves, ideally, do not want to sell any more key players unless the offer is substantial. Napoli’s opening bid of £30 million was instantly rejected last weekend.:
Meanwhile reports suggest that Daniel Podence could be on the move. This isn’t unexpected with many Wolves fans thinking with just one season left on his contract he would be heading out the door. Podence is a target for Real Betis, which have opened talks with Wolves about a permanent transfer. It is suggested than an official offer for the winger is being prepared which is set to be between £7m and £10m and that a deal could be imminent.
As for other rumours Wolves have been linked with Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo but a permanent transfer would be difficult so a loan might be the way to go. Melo’s amortised value is €31m and it is unlikely any club would be willing to pay that much for him, he is also one of the highest paid players at Juventus on a salary of €6m a year.
Wolves always keep their transfer business as secret a possible but hopefully some good news on incomings soon!