Birmingham news Trippier, Semedo & other options to solve 'obvious' Wolves issue MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Wolverhampton Wanderers will attempt to replace Matt Doherty between now and the transfer deadline on October 5
Breaking News ! Wolverhampton Wanderers have one 'obvious' transfer priority ahead of the deadline on October 5. Nuno Espirito Santo's side negotiated a tricky first Premier League fixture against Sheffield United with ease on Monday but the message from the boss is still the same: Matt Doherty needs to be replaced. Adama Traore put in a shift at right wing-back against the Blades before rookie defender Oskar Buur completed the job on his league debut. But Nuno doesn't want to have to rely on Traore to fill in for much longer after the Spaniard reminded everyone of his breathtaking attacking talents in the latter stages at Bramall Lane. Wolves' desperation to land a new right wing-back makes the market even more difficult but in Jorge Mendes, Nuno and Fosun have a powerful friend who is on hand to help. Just as he was in the deals to bring Fabio Silva, Marcal and Vitinha to Molineux, Mendes is likely to play his part in solving Wolves' issue at right wing-back. But which players would be a good fit? We've scoured Europe to find five players who could be a match. Wolves daily newsletter. Free. To your inbox There's a quick and easy way to stay on top of all the Wolverhampton Wanderers news with our daily newsletter. Delivered straight into your email inbox each day, the bulletins will feature the latest Wolves news, views, gossip and opinion. All you have to do is punch your email in at the top of the article - it looks just like this... And what's more, it's absolutely free! You can also get all the latest updates by following us on Facebook and Twitter. We also have a free app which you can download. It is always up-to-date with the latest news from across the region. Google Play Store and App Store Kieran Trippier Trippier is a name that will jump out on this list. The England international only joined Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur last year and enjoyed a good first season in the Spanish capital. He wasn't a guaranteed starter under Diego Simeone but Trippier was the right-back who the Argentine relied on most.
Few will forget Trippier's showings at the 2018 World Cup where he created the most chances in the entire tournament (24) and scored a spectacular free-kick in the semi-final defeat to Croatia. There's little evidence to suggest Atletico would be willing to sell but the 29-year-old has been linked with a surprise move to Aston Villa already this window. Mendes has strong ties to Atletico and Wolves have negotiated deals with them in the recent past.
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Nelson Semedo Staying in Spain and reports suggest Barcelona are willing to offload Portuguese full-back Semedo. Barcelona are having a clear-out and it looks as though Semedo - a high profile client of Mendes - could become available in a cut-price deal to boost the Catalans' transfer kitty. The 26-year-old, who has 13 caps for Portugal, is another player who would thrive with a little less defensive responsibility as a wing-back.
George Baldock If Wolves' search includes the Premier League, Baldock would be among the stand-out candidates. Baldock was an ever-present for Sheffield United during their brilliant first season back in the top flight and contributed two goals and three assists. The man Wolves are looking to replace, Doherty, managed four goals and three assists last term. Baldock has two years remaining on his contract at Bramall Lane and Chris Wilder has already signed his successor in Jayden Bogle.
Jesus Corona Mexico star Corona is among a clutch of players who have been consistently linked with Wolves during this window. He is a winger by trade but switched to right wing-back at Porto last season and won lots of admirers. Corona finished the 2019/20 Primeira Liga campaign with four goals and 11 assists as Porto were crowned champions for the 29th time in their history. It's now well known that Porto are in the midst of a fire-sale and Wolves have already been the beneficiaries with the signings of Silva and Vitinha.
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Tomas Tavares Tavares is just 19 and is at the start of his career with Portuguese club Benfica. He's been a regular with Portugal's youth teams over the past three years and currently plays for his country's under-19s alongside Wolves' record-signing Silva. Tavares only broke into Benfica's first team last year but he's among Portuguese football's most highly-rated prospects. Portugal is a breeding ground for right-sided defenders with Porto youngster Tomas Esteves, 18, and 21-year-old Valencia man Thierry Correia two players who have already been tipped to fill the vacancy at Wolves. Nuno's starting XI has plenty of experience already so he could be willing to develop a potential star of the future.
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