Joao Palhinha Draws Interest From Wolverhampton

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Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bruno Lage is slowly getting into the groove with the Wolverhampton Wanderers but knows that they need more talent to stay the course.

It appears they already have a target in mind in Jaoa Palhinha of Sporting CP.

The 26-year-old midfielder is currently on loan to Sporting de Braga. The Portuguese player has been playing out on loan since 2016.

Before his stint with Braga, Palhinha also played for Belenenses during the 2016-17 season.

But his brilliant showing at the start of this season has drawn attention, likely the reason why the Wolves have suddenly reportedly made him a target in the January transfer window--per Calciomercato.

So far, the 26-year-old midfielder has scored twice and is now into double figures for caps when he played for Portugal.

Furthermore, it was a notable development for Palhinha considering he only debuted earlier this year with the team.

The opportunity cropped up when the Portuguese footballer replaced Ruben Neves. He blended in well with Nelson Semedo and Joao Moutinho when he played for the Portuguese national team.

For now, it will be interesting if the Wolves can pull strings to bring in the Portuguese midfielder.

Palhinha reportedly has a £51 million ($70.4 million)-worth release clause, but there was no mention as to how much Wolverhampton is willing to shell out for him

A move to Tottenham would have made sense for Palhinha, something that would have reunited him with Nuno Espirito Santo.

Another team reportedly interested in Palhihna is AC Milan. They are looking to beef up their midfield, and chief scout Geoffrey Moncada is allegedly monitoring the status of some Primeira, according to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport via MilanLive.

Photo: Getty Images | Dan Mullan

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