Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks to sign AC Milan star Rafael Leao, according to Corriere dello Sport (print edition, July 23, page 26).
Bruno Lage needs to bolster pretty much every department of his squad at Molineux.
Wolves endured a poor campaign last season, and the new boss will be desperate to get his team back into contention for a top-six spot next term.
Lage must improve Wolves’ attacking options.
Their tally of just 36 Premier League goals last season was the fifth-worst in the entire division, and it was a huge factor behind their struggles.
Leao is an incredibly exciting talent and possesses the skillset to make a huge difference for the Black Country outfit next term.
Wolves fans react to Rafael Leao speculation
The 22-year-old forward bagged six goals and six assists in 30 Serie A games for Milan last season.
Whilst those numbers are hardly prolific, he is still very young and has a very high ceiling to improve further still.
The Portuguese youngster is a great dribbler, possesses blistering pace and has a real bag of tricks at his disposal.
He is the kind of player who could really succeed in the Premier League.
Some Wolves fans seem very excited by the prospect of Leao rocking up at Molineux this summer.
I think this can be a really good move for Lage's 4-4-2. That price is good as well. Guessing that money will come from Podence sale? https://t.co/Pf47qjMlnX
— Joshua Buckley (@joshuabuckley) July 23, 2021
Would increase the strength and depth of our forward line, but we need to crucially sign a midfielder and centre back as priority https://t.co/z4HHMroy2n
— Ethan🐺 (@Ethanwwfc_) July 23, 2021
Yes plz mendes https://t.co/alOcwWFOP9
— jack™️ ◣ ◢ (@jack04_) July 23, 2021
— 🏴 Wolves Argentina 🇦🇷 ◣ ◢ (@WolverArgPton) July 23, 2021
be a very good addition to the sqaud https://t.co/UOryeSnrDJ
— Tod ◣ ◢ (@toddo08) July 23, 2021
Wolves are really going for chemistry 100 https://t.co/iWYZL72yan
— Dani Perrin (@DaniPerrin2) July 23, 2021
Let's bang that deal closed, then move on to CB and CM positions.
— Big Poppa 🐺 💛🖤💛🖤 (@PSNAmphlett) July 23, 2021
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