Santo claims Mendes involvement is not a concern for Wolves
By Harvey Byrne
Newly appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo has told that the involvement of super-agent Jorge Mendes should not be a concern for Wolves
The 43-year-old boss joined the Midlands side earlier in the week after being relieved of his duties at Portuguese giants Porto in May.
Ex-boss Paul Lambert was reportedly unhappy with Mendes’ involvement in regards to the club’s recruitment.
However, Santo, who is also a client of Mendes has told that the club should not be concerned by the involvement of the agent.
“It is not a subject we should really be concerned of. We are talking about things which happen all over the place in football,” told Santo to the Express and Star.
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“The best agents have the best players. For me it is not an issue. We are talking about Jorge, he has been my friend for 20 years.
“I do my job, he does his job. The club has its own department, its own decisions to make. It doesn’t matter where the player is coming from as long as they will be here and a Wolves player from day one. This is what people should think.”
Mendes became involved with Wolves after the takeover of Fosun last summer and he has been said to be “closely advising” the club’s ownership.
A number of the agent’s clients have also made a switch to the club like Santo and in the past year Wolves have shelled out a massive £20million for duo Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro, who are both part of Mendes’ GestiFute agency.
Understandably, a number of onlookers have their doubts over the agent’s interests, but fans will not be too worried if the club can make a return to the Premier League.
The Midlands side finished in 15th place in the English second tier last season under Lambert and they will be hoping for much improvement in the next campaign.
In other Wolves news, an international defender is reportedly in talks with the Midlands side.