Agent's comments may tempt Wolverhampton Wanderers to try again for summer target Oleksandr Zinchenko

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Wolverhampton Wanderers could be tempted to revive their interest in Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko after comments from his agent.

Alexander Zinchenko of Manchester City smiles on the pitch after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on May 9, 2018 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers pushed hard to try and land Zinchenko from Man City in the summer.

Nuno Espirito Santo was backed with a number of moves as Wolves looked to add extra quality for their return to the Premier League.

Wolves even got as far as agreeing a £16million fee with City for the Ukrainian utility man, who can play at left wing back or central midfield.

But the 21-year-old was reluctant to move to the Molineux, as reported by The Mirror at the time, and failed with another last ditch bid to change the young star's mind before the transfer deadline.


A lack of game action since for Zinchenko at the Etihad will make him question the wisdom of that decision with just two appearances so far.

And new comments from Zinchenko's agent could encourage Wolves to try their hand again in January after he admitted he is open to a move.

The player's agent Alan Prudnikov told Radio Marte that his client was 'open' to a move to Napoli during the summer.

Oleksandr Zinchenko #35 of Manchester City chases the ball against the Borussia Dortmund during an International Champions Cup match at Soldier Field on July 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

“Napoli showed interest both over the summer and the year before, but never managed to find an agreement with Manchester City," Prudnikov told Radio Marte, as reported by the likes of Football Italia.

"We’d be ready to discuss it again, though. Zinchenko doesn’t get much playing time because he is in an extremely strong squad with a lot of competition. The games will come, because Zinchenko is training with the first team and will certainly play.

“We’ll see what happens over the next two months."

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

The comments suggest Zinchenko is coming to the realisation that he may have to leave City to get game time.

Just the two appearances so far don't bode well for the Ukrainian but could for Wolves should they want to push for his signature again.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side's superb start to the season could help their chances too with Wolves sitting pretty in seventh, just three points off the Champions League places.

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