Club America director discusses reported Wolves target Edson Alvarez

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Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly want Mexico international Edson Alvarez.

Edson Alvarez of Mexico during an international friendly match between Chile and Mexico at Qualcomm Stadium on March 22, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Club America’s sporting director has confirmed interest in Edson Alvarez, speaking to Nacion Deportes, with Wolverhampton Wanderers emerging as a potential destination for the versatile defender.

Weeks after signing Raul Jimenez for a club record £30 million, Wolves are apparently keen to bring his Mexican international team-mate to Molineux as well during what is expected to be a busy transfer window in the Black Country.

 

Mediotempo claimed earlier in June that Wolves had made contact with Club America to ask about the future of their 21-year-old, who has a very affordable release clause standing at just shy of £8 million.

And Santiago Bobas, the director of the Liga MX outfit, has confirmed that clubs have taken an interest in a player who is equally comfortable at centre-half or in defensive midfield.

Oribe Peralta #24 and Edson Alvarez #4 of America celebrate with the championship trophy after the final second leg match between Cruz Azul and America as part of the Torneo Apertura 2018...

"There's been approaches but there has not been an offer,” Bobas said. “Obviously I have had meetings with his representative and we are in talks, but a formal offer in which we have an established amount, not yet (arrived).”

Wolves will be fully aware that they need to add depth to a squad that will be hoping to balance domestic and continental exploits next season and Alvarez’s ability to play in a variety of roles could make him an inspired addition.

Wolves qualified for the Europa League thanks to Watford’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Mexico's defender Edson Alvarez (R) speaks to his Mexico's coach Juan Carlos Osorio following their win during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico...

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