Wolves plan to splash £20m on two international strikers has a worrying twist - report
By Danny Wright
Wolves are planning to splash £20million on bolstering their attacking options, according to a report.
The Mirror claimed in their live transfer blog on Sunday [06:58am] that Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes was being lined up by the West Midlands club, as well as Norwich’s Nelson Oliveira.
It is understood that Scotland international Rhodes, 27, would cost Wolves £12million should he decide to quit Hillsbrough just eight months after joining them from Middlesbrough in the January transfer window.
The report adds that Portugal international Oliveira, 26, is valued at £8million by Norwich just a year after he signed from Benfica.
However the Mirror claims that Wolves’ heavy spending this summer could see them “fall foul” of Financial Fair Play regulations if they were to land the two Championship strikers, which is no doubt a worrying twist to what has been a very exciting summer for the West Midlands club.
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Wolves have already spent big on signing up Ruben Neves from Porto in a deal worth £15million as well as strengthening other areas of their squad.
Brazilian forward Leo Bonatini has been the only addition that Nuno Espirto Santo has made to his attack this summer, but it is said that the Molineux boss still wants to bolster his options in that area.
Football Insider Verdict
Wolves will be playing a risky game if they decide to sign up both strikers. Nuno should simply look to snap up one of them and in order to stay on the right side of FFP, because breaching that could have serious implications down the line. If Wolves had to make the choice over the two, they should look at Oliveira. He is cheaper, a year younger, and has been in much better form over the past year. It would also help Nuno’s squad to add another Portuguese player, although a home-grown player like Rhodes would also work. Oliviera may not be happy at Norwich after he celebrated in front of his manager last week. He came off the bench to score in the 1-1 draw with Fulham, only to appear to show that he was making a point to Daniel Farke that he should be in his first-team plans.
In other Wolves news, the club have made an emphatic decision on an offer for this 24-year-old Molineux star.