Artem Dzyuba makes Jorge Mendes claim after Wolves links

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo gives the thumbs-up as he celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on April 2,...

Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly sent scouts to watch Zenit St Petersburg striker Artem Dzyuba during Russia's Scotland clash.

Artem Dzyuba of Russia looks on during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Scotland and Russia at Hampden Park on September 06, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Artem Dzyuba has done little to dampen the speculation that he could be on his way to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020.

According to Rianfan, Wolves sent scouts to Hampden Park to watch Dzyuba bully Scotland’s defence into submission during Friday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier. The giant Zenit St Petersburg striker scored in Russia’s 2-1 win, his sixth international goal of the calendar year.

 

Everton and Crystal Palace are also reported to be keeping tabs on the 31-year-old and fans of The Toffees and The Eagles don’t need us to remind them about their lack of natural goalscorers in the final third.

But with Dzyuba confirming to Sport 24 that he has become the latest addition to Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency, a move to Wolves feels very much on the cards.

Dundalk's Irish midfielder Patrick McEleney (L) takes on Zenit St Petersburg's Russian forward Artem Dzyuba (R) during the UEFA Europa League group D football match between Dundalk and...

“Yes, I signed a contract with Mendes,” said the 6ft 5ins targetman, before admitting that he turned down a move to Everton in January.

Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Pedro Neto, Helder Costa and Roderick Miranda are also on Mendes’ books and all signed for Wolves within the last three years.

Could Dzyuba be about to follow in their footsteps?

Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores his sides third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Moscow,...

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