Report: Wolves weighing up bid for Barcelona's Andre Gomes

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Andre Gomes could reportedly leave La Liga champions Barcelona for the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers eyeing the Jorge Mendes client.

Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona reacts the La Liga match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on January 21, 2018 in Seville, .

As far as transfer rumours go, this one was fairly inevitable.

Andre Gomes has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs in recent months and, as he is represented by none other than Jorge Mendes, it was only a matter of time before the newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers entered the race.

And, according to the Sun (4 June, page 48), Wolves are indeed weighing up a bid for the Barcelona misfit.

Portuguese football manager Jorge Mendes stands in front of the press during the release of the book 'The Special Agent' written by Miguel Cuesta and Jonathan Sanchez in Lisbon on February...

Gomes moved to the Camp Nou in 2016 after a fine spell at Valencia but has struggled badly to justify his £30 million price-tag ever since. The Portuguese Euro 2016 champion has never really found the same form he showed at the Mestalla and reached his nadir in February when booed by sections of the Barca support after coming off the bench against Atletico Madrid.

A move away from Catalonia looks inevitable, particularly with Ernesto Valverde’s side wanting to cash in on a few key players to avoid potential Financial Fair Play sanctions.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammate Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona...

Gianluca Di Marzio claimed on Tuesday that Arsenal were leading North London rivals Tottenham in the chase for Gomes, whose price-tag has been set at a minimum of £35 million. Barcelona will be laughing all the way to the bank if they make a profit on one of their biggest flops in recent seasons.

But, with Mendes giving Wolves a considerable trump card, do not rule out the Black Country side winning the race.

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