Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to signing Brazilian midfielder João Gomes.
British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ reported on the 27th (Korean time), “Wolverhampton have agreed to a transfer fee of 15 million pounds (about 23 billion won) with Flamengo for the recruitment of Gomes.” The duration of his contract is known to be 5 years.
Wolverhampton finished last season in 10th place, and expected a mid-table performance this season as well. However, he fell into endless sluggishness at the beginning of the season. They won their first win of the season after six league games, but fell into the relegation zone with just two wins right before the World Cup break.
In the end, Wolverhampton pulled out the knife. They sacked manager Raj and appointed manager Hulen Lopetegui, aiming to escape the relegation zone. Active support was also spared. Wolverhampton signed a total of five players in the winter transfer market alone. Starting with Matheus Cunha (on loan), Gabon national team midfielders Mario Lemina and Pablo Sarabia and veteran defenders Craig Dawson and Daniel Bentley were recruited.
The effect of the change was clear. Wolverhampton is operating an organized match under Lopetegi’s coaching system, and has recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in 5 league matches played after the World Cup break. It is very encouraging in that the two-win opponents are Everton and West Ham United, who are competing for relegation together. A series of changes has elevated Wolverhampton’s current ranking to 17th in the league. 안전놀이터
But Lopetegui was not complacent. He plans to aim for a clear escape from the relegation zone through additional signings. Accordingly, his 6th recruitment is ahead. The main character is Brazilian midfielder Gomes. Gomes, who started his career with Flamengo, is a defensive midfielder and is expected by Brazil.
He is also evaluated as a resource following Casemiru. After Real Madrid sent Casemiro, it is a resource rich in potential to the extent that Gomes was listed as a candidate for recruitment. He has also attracted interest from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais in the transfer window this winter. However, as Gomes chose to go to Wolverhampton, he was about to enter the English Premier League (EPL).
This has allowed Wolverhampton to increase the depth of the midfielder. Gomes is a player with excellent possession and control of the game from the back. Therefore, he is likely to play as a rotational resource for Ruben Neves.