Report outlines why Middlesbrough striker Kike rejected a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers tried to sign Kike from Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day.

According to a report in the Express and Star, Kike rejected a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers because he feared his reputation would be harmed if it was unsuccessful.

Kike was made available for loan by Middlesbrough, after the North East club signed Jordan Rhodes on deadline day.

Wolves then agreed a loan deal with Boro, which would have included an option to make the move permanent in the summer.

However, Kike was unconvinced that a transfer to Molineux would have been right for his career.

The Spanish front man worried that if the switch did not work out, his reputation in England would have been negatively harmed.

As a result, Kike nearly completed a switch to Eibar - but the transfer fell through at the last minute, leaving him to fight it out for a place at the Riverside Stadium for the rest of the season.

Wolves, meanwhile, are still hopeful of signing a new striker and could turn to the emergency loan window to bring a forward in (Express and Star).

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