According to the Express and Star, Sky Bet Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers have their eyes on the Portuguese League yet again.

The player they are interested in this time is Rio Ave defender Roderick Miranda.

The Portuguese defender played under new Wolves boss Nuno Santo during the manager’s time at Rio Ave, and is also a client of Jorge Mendes, who is believed to be heavily involved in transfers at Molineux.

The 26 year old defender is reported to be valued at somewhere in the region of £2.5million, and it seems that Wolverhampton Wanderers are actually closing in on a deal.

The Express and Star reports that Miranda is set to join the club in the coming weeks, just a week after Wolves confirmed that Ryan Bennett was their first signing of the summer, joining on a free following the conclusion of his contract at Norwich City.

Miranda joined his current club in 2013, making the move from Portuguese rivals Benfica.

Since joining the club, the defender has appeared just shy of 100 times.

However, it seems that he will not reach his 100th appearance for the club, as he currently looks set to move to Wolves.

Miranda is the second of Jorge Mendes’ clients to be linked with a move in recent days. Yesterday, former Manchester United flop Bebe was linked with a move to the club.

Bebe is currently plying his trade in the top flight in Spain, playing for Eibar, but is said to be open to a return to England, despite an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United.


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