Could Joao Cancelo be an option for Wolves?

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Molineux on April 28, 2018...

There are a number of reasons why Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers could bring Valencia loanee Joao Cancelo to Molineux.

Joao Cancelo of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the serie A match between FC Internazionale and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April...

Joao Cancelo appears to have no idea where he will be playing next season.

The Portuguese right-back spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Inter Milan from Valencia, impressing as the Nerrazzuri qualified for the Champions League after a six year absence.

Inter have the option of signing Cancelo permanently for around £30 million but, according to Calciomercato, that is shrouded in doubt due to Financial Fair Play fears. And the same publication claimed earlier in the month that Premier League clubs were circling if a move to the San Siro fell through, with Manchester United understood to be among them.

Joao Cancelo (L) of Valencia CF protects the ball from Rafinha of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF at Camp Nou stadium on March 19, 2017 in...

But there are three reasons why newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers could be in the chase.

One, they are in the market for a new right-wing back, a la Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks, and the attack-minded Cancelo fits the bill.

Two, Wolves’ ambitious Chinese owners means they would have little difficultly meeting Cancelo’s price-tag.

Joao Cancelo (R) of FC Internazionale Milano is challenged by Jorginho of SSC Napoli during the serie A match between FC Internazionale and SSC Napoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 11,...

And three, the 23-year-old is a client of Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese super-agent who brought Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and co to Molineux and shares a close connection with Wolves’ Fosun owners.

Cancelo certainly ticks a lot of boxes and it would be no surprise if Wolves turned out to be one of the English-based clubs rivalling Manchester United for his signature.

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