Wolves can sign 48-cap star for just £3m, he’s asked to leave now

Dan Owen
MAZATLAN, MEXICO - AUGUST 20: Carlos Salcedo of Tigres looks on during the 6th round match between Mazatlan FC and Tigres UANL as part of the Torneo Grita Mexico A21 Liga MX at Kraken Stadium on August 20, 2021 in Mazatlan, Mexico. (Photo by Sergio Mejia/Getty Images)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers could bring Mexico international Carlos Salcedo to the Premier League with Media Tempo reporting that Tigres could sell the wantaway defender for just £3 million. 

Wolves fans know all too well the problems an expiring contract can cause.

At least Adama Traore, the Spanish speedster in the crosshairs of Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, has 18 months left on his deal.

Tigres can only dream of such wriggle room. 

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Salcedo will be a free-agent in December 2022.

And, as Media Tempo point out, the former Frankfurt and Fiorentina man could sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club sooner as soon as this summer, allowing him to leave the Liga MX club for absolutely nothing. 

With their hands tied firmly behind their back, Tigres have been forced to slice Salcedo’s price-tag in half.

The 28-year-old, who is approaching a half-century of caps for the Mexican national team, is understood to be available at a bargain £3 million. 

Media Tempo add that Salcedo has asked Tigres to let him go.

Clubs in Germany and Italy are interested, as are Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras. A move to England, meanwhile, could see Salcedo link up with fellow El Tri star Raul Jimenez at Molineux. 

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A commanding, tough-tackling central defender, Salcedo’s arrival would give Bruno Lage some much-needed competition at the back.

The Wolves boss admitted recently that he wanted defensive reinforcements with Romain Saiss heading to the African Cup of Nations. 

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United at Molineux on January 09, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)
Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images

Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera, meanwhile, have missed most of this season through injury and the ever-improving Max Kilman is starting to turn heads elsewhere in the Premier League. 

According to The Athletic, Wolves also have their sights firmly fixed on Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car, Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic and Lille’s Ligue 1 winner Sven Botman.  

Botman, however, appears to be closing in on a move to Newcastle United even if the Magpies did see a £29 million opening bid rejected on Friday (Sky Sports).

LENS, FRANCE - JANUARY 04: Sven Botman of Lille OSC gestures during the French Cup match between RC Lens and Lille OSC on January 4, 2022 in Lens, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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