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Wolves plan ambitious move to beat Champions League side to the signing of Sporting Lisbon winger

Wolves are planning an ambitious move to beat Roma to sign the signing of Sporting Lisbon’s Iuri Medeiros according to a report from Portuguese publication O Jogo.

This summer Wolves will be continuing their strategy of trying to sign the best players from Portugal, something they committed to when they replaced Paul Lambert as head coach with Nuno Espirito Santo. So far, signing players from the South European country has been mixed, as they were able to get star player Helder Costa from there but it didn’t turn the Black County team into promotion contenders like they were hoping for.

But this won’t stop Wolves from looking in Portugal to find their next star man and they think they have found someone who can be a great player for them this season. Medeiros is coming off the back of a very impressive season when he was on loan at Boavista where he was a regular, scoring seven goals and making nine assists. Whether he would be able to translate this into the Sky Bet Championship is another question, but it is enough to make Wolves look at signing him.

But it will be tough for Wolves to complete the signing as they are facing stiff competition from abroad. Roma, who finished 2nd in the Serie A and will compete in the Champions League next season, made an enquiry into Medeiros’ availability at the weekend and look likely to lead the race to sign him. Russian team Krasnodar are also interested and have already had a bid worth £4.4m rejected.

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