Earlier in the transfer window, Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Benik Afobe and then sold him to Stoke City just days later for a profit.
Now, Wolves could find themselves on the receiving end of a very similar deal.
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that super-agent and friend of Fosun Jorge Mendes could work his magic once again and has enquired about the possibility of bringing 21-year-old Italian striker Andrea Favilli to Molinuex.
Juventus only bought the fresh-faced prodigy from Ascoli last week for £7 million – and are now demanding £17.5 million if Wolves want to sign him before he has even made his debut in the famous black and white stripes.
It’s fair to say £17.5 million is a huge sum of money for a player whose senior experience amounts to a few games in the Italian second tier. Did we mention that Favilli suffered a cruciate ligament injury last season too, which limited him to just 12 league games for Ascoli?
Yes, Favelli is a man for the future but Wolves need signings for the present with Premier League football on the horizon. Raul Jimenez, starter of just 12 games in two years for Benfica, is their only new striker signing so far.
And they would surely be better off spending that £17.5 million on a proven centre-forward for the here and now.
I’m sorry but who— brady. (@whosbradyy) June 28, 2018
Won’t happen!!— Steve Wiles (@wiles_steve) June 28, 2018
Don't want him at Wolves for me Wolves need to bring in at least 4 - 5 new players who are ready to hit the ground running. Favilli had a cruciate ligament injury earlier in the season as well— Greg Watson (@greg9w75) June 28, 2018
Yeah ok. Why would we sign someone for €20m when they just brought him for €7.5m!— 1877Wolves (@WolvesTruth) June 27, 2018
£2m for a 24 year old who scored 6 in 7 starts for Wolves or €12.5m extra for an unproven 21 year old who scored 5 goals in division of much lower quality then the championship. It’s rubbish— 1877Wolves (@WolvesTruth) June 27, 2018