Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the talented Fluminense winger, Jhon Arias. According to TEAMtalk, several clubs are vying for the signature of this Colombian international due to his impressive performance during the 2023 season. Arias has accumulated an impressive 53 appearances across various competitions, notching up nine goals and providing 13 assists. His versatile playing style allows him to excel both as a wide player and a central attacking midfielder, showcasing his exceptional dribbling skills and rapid acceleration.
Wolves currently have limited options for their wing positions, with Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto being the preferred choices of manager Gary O’Neil. Apart from these two, Pablo Sarabia is the only other alternative, and while Rayan Ait-Nouri can play as a winger, his primary role is as a wing-back or full-back.
Considering this situation, it’s apparent that Wolves may benefit from a player like Arias, especially since O’Neil has expressed interest in strengthening the squad following a recent victory over Bournemouth.
However, Wolves face stiff competition in their pursuit of Jhon Arias. According to TEAMtalk, other English clubs such as West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Leeds United, and Leicester City, as well as Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers, are also keeping a close eye on the South American talent. It will be interesting to see if any of these clubs send scouts to watch Arias in the upcoming Copa Libertadores clash between Fluminense and Boca Juniors, scheduled for Saturday at 8 pm UK time.
This isn’t the first time Wolves have explored the South American market. They had a successful signing in January with Joao Gomes from Brazilian club Flamengo. It seems that the club is aiming to make similar profile signings – young, promising, and hungry players. Wolves also secured the services of Enso Gonzalez from Libertad during the summer, a young player with high expectations, although he is yet to make his first-team debut.
The potential interest in Arias might be further fueled by Pedro Neto’s recent injury, indicating a need for additional depth in the Wolves’ squad.