Wolves are in the hunt to sign Norwich striker Nelson Oliveira now that the January transfer window has opened, according to a report.
The Sun claims that although the West Midlands club are flying high at the top of the Championship, manager Nuno Espirito Santo is not letting up on his side’s bid for promotion.
It is understood that Norwich rejected a £10million bid from Premier League club Swansea in the summer, and with the 17-times Portugal international the top scorer at Carrow Road this season, it may be likely that the Canaries would still hold him in high value.
Oliveira, 26, is believed to be an enigmatic figure in England as he has bags of potential but is yet to really show it under the charge of Daniel Farke.
The former Benfica striker has Jorge Mendes as his agent, and it is well documented that the Portuguese has strong links to Molineux and Nuno.
Across all competitions this season, Oliveira has made 19 appearances and scored seven goals.
Football Insider verdict
Oliveira is a good striker and was very highly rated in the earlier parts of his career. However he has been stuck in the Championship for too long for someone who has so many caps for Portugal and was held in such high esteem by many clubs. It may be that the fully-fledged international does not have the right attitude or fitness levels to maintain a consistent level of form. Either way, he is someone that Wolves should avoid. Nuno and co will be able to spend a big amount in the summer when they will be an official Premier League club. They don’t need Oliveria now and they will most likely buy someone better than him in the next transfer window.
In other Wolves news, a Sky Sports pundit has made a bold claim about the clubs’ promotion hopes.