Wolves fans react to £17.5m Andrea Favilli rumours

Wolves fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Jorge Mendes could reportedly bring another player to Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers in Juventus' Serie A starlet Andrea Favilli.

Andrea Favilli of Italy U21  in action during the friendly match between Italy U21 and Pescara Calcio at Adriatico Stadium Giovanni Cornacchia on November 9, 2017 in Pescara, Italy.  (...

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.

Italy's forward Andrea Favilli (C) and Zambia's defender Solomon Sakala (L) compete for the ball during the U-20 World Cup quarter-final football match between Italy and Zambia in Suwon on...

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?

Uruguay's defender Jose Luis Rodriguez (L) and Italy's forward Andrea Favilli compete for the ball during the U-20 World Cup third place play-off football match between Uruguay and Italy...

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.

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