Lambert delivers Wolves transfer update on reported attacker deal
By Dominic Toner
Wolves boss Paul Lambert has revealed that they are working on a deal for attacker Helder Costa.
The manager has claimed that they are trying to secure a permanent move for the 23-year-old before the January window shuts, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.
He is currently on a season-long loan deal at Molineux from Portuguese club Benfica and has impressed.
Gaffer also confirmed the club are trying to secure a permanent deal to sign Helder Costa before the window shuts.
— Wolves (@Wolves) January 27, 2017
The Sun claim that Wolves are willing to pay £13million to sign Costa and are taking up their option to sign him on a permeant deal.
It is understood that Premier League clubs Southampton, Hull, Sunderland and Crystal Palace have all been monitoring Costa’s situation.
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The left winger has proved to be a crucial player for the Midlands club this season and has racked up 28 appearances.
He has scored nine goals and supplied six assists in that time, and has been the team’s standout player.
Wolves are currently seven points above the drop zone and could be deep in a serious relegation battle without their talisman.
Football Insider verdict:
Wolves would be making a real statement of intent if they splash out a mega £13million deal for Costa. The attacker has been in sensational form in the Championship and has been a real eye for goal. Lambert is beginning to build a squad that has his own print on it, with Ben Marshall the latest player they are trying to secure. Costa would be a big step forward and their best bet would be building towards a promotion push next season. The 23-year-old certainly has the potential to play in the top-flight and interest from Premier League sides proves that.
In other Wolves transfer news, the club’s midfielder has agreed a move to Motherwell.