By Danny Wright

27th Apr, 2018 | 2:59pm

Jorge Mendes reportedly working on £13.1m colossus deal, Wolves must seal summer swoop


Wolves must surely to be drawing up plans for the summer transfer window and super-agent Jorge Mendes is most likely to play a crucial role in who is making their way to Molineux for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

With the Championship title and promotion secured early, the club can afford to spend more time building for next season and one player that they simply must sign is Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela.

John Ruddy is a good shot-stopper, but if Wolves are thinking about the future, they must start building as soon as possible and seal a swoop for Varela, 23, in the coming months.

Portuguese news outlet O Jogo has reported that Benfica have received enquiries about the highly-rated 23-year-old and that Mendes is working on selling him in a deal worth £13.1million.

That fee should definitely be within Wolves’ range and having Mendes working alongside Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira would definitely put them into pole position if they wanted to join the race for the 6ft 3in colossus.

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Varela has made 32 appearances in all competitions this term for Benfica and kept 12 clean sheets in the process while conceding just 25 goals.

He would be a massive signing for Wolves to make going back into the Premier League and could be someone who will be able to increase his value at Molineux.

In other Wolves news, the club have a huge chance to wrap up this £35million goal machine deal after winning promotion.

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