Newcastle United have reportedly looked at signing Goncalo Guedes as they continue to search for attacking reinforcements.
That’s according to the Northern Echo, who state that the Magpies are aware that Valencia want to cash in on the Portuguese winger.
However, while Newcastle might have their eyes on Guedes, he is set to join a different Premier League club.
Goncalo Guedes set to join Wolves
It is now widely reported that the 25-year-old is on the brink of a permanent move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves are set to pay around £27.5million for Guedes, who will have a medical with Bruno Lage’s side today. He will be the latest Portuguese player to join Wolves, which has become a common occurrence in recent years.
Guedes is another one of Jorge Mendes’ clients, so it’s no surprise to see him heading there.
After a disappointing start to the season for Wolves, they will be boosted by the arrival of Guedes. He’s an exciting player who has represented his country 32 times, and provided 17 goal contributions in La Liga last season.
That should boost Wolves’ attacking output, and those kind of numbers prove why Newcastle had their eye on him.
Newcastle looked at Guedes, but should have moved sooner
Eddie Howe needs a winger and a striker, and Guedes is a player who can do both. That makes it no surprise that he has been on Newcastle’s radar.
However, if he was a serious target for the Magpies then we should have moved a lot quicker. Instead he’s going to Wolves, where he will hope to become a star in the Premier League.
He’s costing almost £30million which is a lot of money, but he’s a very talented player. Newcastle can afford that fee given we offered more for James Maddison, so there must be a reason why they haven’t truly challenged Wolves for his signature. If we really wanted him, we surely would have put up more of a fight.
It won’t be long before Toon fans get to see Guedes in action, as we face Wolves on August 28th. Hopefully we will have some more new signings of our own to counteract the latest recruit at Molineux.