Goncalo Guedes, the Wolves player who hasn’t had much success in the Premier League, will have to wait until the next summer to discover if Benfica is interested in making his loan deal a permanent transfer. Benfica’s caution is understandable, considering Guedes has played only 48 minutes of football this season and returned to Lisbon for his second stint with the club after a disappointing season at Wolves.
Guedes expressed his desire to sign a long-term deal with Benfica earlier this month, but any decision regarding his future will be postponed until the end of the current season. Benfica, a Primeira Liga contender, is giving Guedes ample time to regain the form and fitness that made him a standout during his initial tenure at the Estadio da Luz.
Guedes, who was once the fifth-most expensive signing in Wolves’ history at £27 million, arrived at Molineux last summer after a successful season at Valencia. However, the explosive speed and powerful shooting that had impressed in Spain were notably absent in his performances for Wolves. His inconsistent displays led to him falling out of favor, especially after Julen Lopetegui took over from Bruno Lage as the head coach.
Lopetegui mentioned that Guedes wanted to leave, and the club wished him well in his departure for an initial short-term loan deal at Benfica. Although Guedes is still a Wolves player, he is currently on loan at Benfica, and his future with the club remains uncertain.