Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to sign another Jorge Mendes client this summer with Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias in their sights, according to BleacherReport.
In an era when most clubs are being forced to keep their powder dry and their purse strings tightly drawn, Wolves look perfectly placed to take advantage.
The Black Country giants have been chipping away at the glass ceiling for a while now and, if this summer’s transfer window goes to plan, they could be about to smash through it in the months to come.
Not only are Wolves likely to keep an exciting and improving crop of players together, with Ruben Neves, Adama Traore and the £90 million-rated Raul Jimenez too expensive for even the biggest teams on the continent, the Champions League-chasers also have the funds available to add to Nuno’s already impressive crop of players.
BleacherReport claim that a major defensive addition is on the cards in the shape of another man on Gestifute’s books.
Benfica powerhouse Dias has an £80 million release clause in his contract, according to the Express, but the Portuguese league champions could be tempted to cash in for cheaper in an era of unprecedented financial uncertainty.
The Iberian is one of the finest young centre-halves on the globe and, crucially, knows Joao Moutinho, Diogo Jota, Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and co from the Portuguese national team.
And with 29-year-old Willy Boly yet to extend a contract which expires in 2021, Dias could be a readymade replacement – perhaps even an upgrade.