JUST IN: Wolves are now in race for another potential Argentine starlet

Wolves have been scouting Argentine prodigy Valentin Barco in recent weeks, according to reports.

The transfer window is now officially closed. However, there has been rumors of new players joining the team.

Wolves signed six new players during the summer transfer window despite losing a number of high-profile players.

At Molineux, Tom King, Matt Doherty, Enso Gonzalez, Santiago Bueno, Tommy Doyle, and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde are all eager to make an impression.

Doyle and Bellegarde are the only new faces to make their debuts so far, with the latter standing out in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

Wolves are seemingly already looking at how they can strengthen the squad – and apparently teenager Barco is a player on the club’s radar…
Wolves have been watching Boca Juniors starlet Valentin Barco
90min reported yesterday that Wolves are one of several clubs that have been watching Barco, 19, in recent weeks.
His club Boca Juniors are hoping to tie him down to a new contract.

But this could be difficult due to the high level of interest in the player and therefore the potential for his head to be turned.

Currently, he has a release clause of £8 million. Boca are looking to agree a new deal with Barco to try and get that removed.

90min actually name as many as 15 clubs who are attentive to Barco at the moment. From the Premier League, Wolves, Brighton, Newcastle United, Brentford, Chelsea, Manchester City and Nottingham Forest are all apparently keen.

They state that Brighton are actually currently in pole position to land the left-back.

Boca Juniors v Racing Club - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2023

Brighton, of course, have had big success raiding the South American market in recent times, and just signing up young talent in general.

It is suggested by The Guardian that Barco is a very attack minded left-back, who also takes a mean free-kick.

Wolves up against it to land Barco
So Wolves are apparently looking at Barco.

It feels pretty unlikely that he will make a move to Molineux.

While Wolves have made a conscious effort to dip into the South American market in recent times with the additions of Joao Gomes and Enso Gonzalez, Barco is seemingly very highly coveted.

If 15 other teams are interested in him, Wolves’ prospects of landing this ‘extraordinary’ potential are minimal.

In Rayan Ait-Nouri and Hugo Bueno, Wolves have two bright young players battling for minutes at left back.

It would be surprising for the club to try to sign a third young left-back; certainly someone with more experience is needed.


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