Wolverhampton Wanderers sent European football into a frenzy when they won the race for Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves in the summer.
Thanks largely to super-agent Jorge Mendes, the BBC reported that the youngest captain in Champions League history made a £15.8 million move to Molineux despite heavy links with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
And, in doing so, Neves became the most expensive player in the history of the English second tier – and Wolves’ record signing to boot. Just six months later, however, could Wolves break the bank once again and smash their transfer record for the fourth straight transfer window?
The Mirror reported in Wednesday’s printed edition (page 48) that Wolves were hoping to bolster their attacking options in January with Feyenoord frontman Nicolai Jorgensen at the top of their wishlist.
The Danish international won the Eredivisie Golden Boot last season as his 21 goals, not to mention 11 assists, helped Feyernoord win the league title for the first time since 1999. And the former Copenhagen forward now looks ready to make the next step and try his hand in England.
Though don’t expect the Rotterdammers to let their star man leave on the cheap. Danish publication BT reported in the summer that Everton were considering a bid of £18 million for Jorgensen.
And with Wolves heavily backed by their Chinese investors, they will surely be able to pay a similar fee in the New Year – which would make Jorgensen the club’s latest record-breaking addition.
Though if the 26-year-old can replicate the form he showed in his debut campaign at Feyenoord, that huge price-tag will be quickly justified.