Report: Wolves want £9m Napoli striker Carlos Vinicius

Nuno Espirito Santo the manager

Nuno Espirito Santo could get his wish with Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers keen to bring ex-Monaco loanee Vinicius to Molineux.

Monaco's Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and AS Saint-Etienne on May 5, 2019 at the...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Napoli forward Carlos Vinicius as Nuno Espirito Santo looks to add some depth to his squad, according to BoaInformacao.

Nuno spoke on Monday about the need to bring in a few new faces at Molineux as he looks to put together a squad capable of thriving in the Premier League while also making their mark on the European stage.

 

And days after Wolves were tipped to sign Lazio defender Wallace for a bargain £5.4 million (CittaCeleste), it seems that another Serie A-based talent has emerged on the radar of the Black Country outfit.

BoaInformacao, a publication from Brazil, believes that Wolves are battling Porto to sign a striker by the name of Carlos Vinicius, a 24-year-old who joined Napoli last summer but is yet to make his debut for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Carlos Vinicius of Monaco during the Ligue 1 match between Guingamp and Monaco at Stade du Roudourou on April 6, 2019 in Guingamp, France.

Instead, the centre-forward spent last season out on loan, first at Rio Ave in Portugal and then in France with Monaco, scoring 14 goals in all competitions. 12 of those came in Rio Ave colours, which perhaps explains why he’s caught Porto’s eye.

The report adds that Vinicius is valued at just £9 million, meaning Wolves wouldn’t have to break the bank to sign a striker capable of taking some of the pressure off Raul Jimenez.

NIMES, FRANCE - May 11:  Carlos Vinicius #11 of Monaco and Radamel Falcao #9 of Monaco during the Nimes V Monaco, French Ligue 1, regular season match at Stade des Costières on May 11th...

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