Wolverhampton Wanderers can sign Real Madrid starlet Oscar Rodriguez for just £9 million this summer, according to Marca – though the La Liga leaders want to include a buy-back clause in his contract.
If one of the most talented young midfielders swaps Madrid for Molineux this summer, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho will really have to up their game.
As it stands, a pair of Portuguese internationals dominate set-piece duty in the Black Country.
But while Neves and Moutinho are pretty useful from a dead-ball, Oscar is perhaps the most feared free-kick taker in Europe at present.
Firing a 30-yard wondergoal into the top corner against Mallorca last week, the Leganes loanee has scored four times from a set-piece situation in 2019/20 alone.
“He is a benchmark, few midfielders have 9 goals (this season),” Leganes coach Toni Amor told SportFinding. “He is a great player and a goal like the one he scored, with an incredible hit, it was fantastic.”
Onda Cero reports that Oscar’s eye-catching performances this season have caught the eye of three Premier League clubs – Wolves, Bournemouth and bottom-of-the table Norwich City.
Now, a 22-year-old with a penchant for the spectacular would surely have a big future at any other club in world football – but Real Madrid have a remarkable array of talented young playmakers at their disposal already, including Martin Odegaard, Take Kubo, Rodrgyo Goes, Reinier Jesus and Fede Valverde.
As a result, Marca claims that the La Liga leaders are willing to sell Oscar for a bargain £9 million.
But, as you might imagine, there is a sting in the tail here.
Wolves, Bournemouth or Norwich would have to agree to a buy-back clause, giving Real the freedom to bring Oscar back to the Bernabau at any given moment.