Wolves want to sign Nico from Barcelona, could include him in Ruben Neves deal - report
Wolves are keen to sign Barcelona youngster Nico and get him included in a deal that takes Ruben Neves the other way, according to Sport [June 4].
Never has been linked with a move away from Molineux this summer, with the Catalan giants interested in taking him to the Camp Nou but their €50m (£43m) asking price has been deemed too high.
But the Premier League outfit have taken an interest in 20-year-old midfielder Nico and the La Liga club could now try to make him part of the deal in order to get a discount on the Portuguese international.
Nico has attracted interest from other La Liga clubs such as Real Sociedad, Valencia and Real Betis but Barcelona would be willing to prioritise his move to the Premier League in order to get Neves.
The 20-year-old is represented by Jorge Mendes and the two clubs have got a great relationship after deals for Trincao and Adama Traore in recent times.
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When Ronald Koeman was in charge at the Camp Nou earlier this season and had several injury problems, Nico was one of the youngsters along with Gavi who really stood out and performed.
Since Xavi came in he saw less action and with Franck Kessie set to join during the transfer window, he’s even less likely to get regular minutes in the new season.
Wolves have been a great spot for young players to develop and grow, and if Neves is to leave the club then Nico would be a terrific option to come in and help towards replacing him although he wouldn’t be able to do it on his own.
He’s a very good passer, who is capable of breaking the lines with his passing or with dribbling and he is always looking to play forward and be creative.
He’s also got a feisty side where he isn’t afraid to get stuck in and defend, which is something Bruno Lage will like and be keen to get in any player that comes in this summer.
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