According to RMC Sport, Wolves are in pole position to land Angers SCO left-back Rayan Aït-Nouri, who is also wanted by Valencia.
The report confirms that the 19-year-old will be leaving the Ligue 1 side following their 6-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.
It is now up to the teenager to choose between the Spanish club or Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with the latter seemingly leading the chase.
Aït-Nouri has been described as a player who’s ‘ahead of the game’ by his manager, Stéphane Moulin.
RMC Sport (via GFFN) quote him as saying: ‘For Rayan, I have rarely seen a boy with this talent, he is very ahead of the game. He was very well balanced and I think that he will find himself in a big club.’
If the Frenchman does arrive at Molineux, we think it could spell bad news for Ruben Vinagre.
The Portuguese left-back is Wolves’ only fit option with Jonny Otto and Marcal currently injured.
However, the Midlands-based club’s decision to swoop for another option suggests they don’t have much confidence in Vinagre’s ability to deputise, in our view.
Nuno said he trusts the 21-year-old when comparing him to Jonny in an interview from March.
The Express and Star quote the ex-Porto boss as saying: ‘They are different but they are also very good players – we trust them.’
Aït-Nouri almost joined Crystal Palace in January with his agent Jorge Mendes – no stranger to those at Wolves – keen to bring him to the Premier League.
However, a broken jaw scuppered the left-back’s chances of a transfer, as reported by GFFN.