Report: Ricardo Quaresma turns down move to Wolves

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly made a shock move to bring Ricardo Quaresma back to the Premier League.

Ricardo Quaresma (7) of Besiktas celebrates his goal during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Besiktas and Aytemiz Alanyaspor at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on May 13, 2019.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were interested in signing veteran winger Ricardo Quaresma this summer, according to Fanatik, although he has rejected a move to Molineux in order to stay at Besiktas.

Wolves already have a number of Portuguese internationals on their books, including Rui Patricio, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho. But Quaresma would have been arguably the most experienced, and high profile, of the lot.

 

A 35-year-old forward with 80 caps to his name, Quaresma has represented Barcelona, Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan in a nomadic career while playing a major role as his nation won the 2016 European Championships on French soil.

This most enigmatic of talents, with his face tattoos and penchant for a rabona, might never have lived up to his massive potential but he’s still enjoyed a fine, trophy laden career at the top level of the game.

goalkeeper Rui Patricio of Portugal, Bruno Alves of Portugal, Pepe of Portugal, Jose Fonte of Portugal, Raphael Guerreiro of Portugal, Ricardo Carvalho of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo of...

But it seems that Quaresma is content enough in Turkey to turn down a second chance in the Premier League, a decade after that ill-fated loan spell at Chelsea. Fanatik claims that he wants to stay and see out the remainder of his contract with Besiktas.

And that is a real shame. For the neutrals at least, a real crowd-pleaser like Quaresma (others might call him a ‘show off’) would been a really thrilling addition to the Premier League. And with 14 assists in all competitions last season, he’s clearly still got it.

Ricardo Quaresma of Chelsea takes on Aron Gunnarsson of Coventry City during the FA Cup Sponsored by E.ON 6th round  match between Coventry City and Chelsea at the Ricoh Arena on March 7,...

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