Wolves in talks with Aston Villa goalkeeper
Wolverhampton Wanderers in are in talks with Aston Villa goalkeeper Matija Sarkic over a permanent deal.
The 6ft5 stopper is out of contract at the end of the season and has decided that he will be leaving Villa at the end of the season. With Sarkic being out of contract at the end of the season, Wolves wouldn’t have to pay any compensation to Aston Villa for the transfer.
The 22-year-old hasn’t played a senior appearance for Aston Villa but did impress on loan at Livingston.
Matija Sakric has played for the Montenegro national team on one occasion. Sarkic was born in Grimsby but his father is Montenegrin.
The news was broken by Talking Wolves this morning and has since been confirmed by the Express and Star.
Wolves would sign the goalkeeper with the view of loaning him out to gain more first-team experience. Sarkic does have other offers from clubs but it’s thought Wolves are his preferred option and wouldn’t have to relocate. It’s thought a deal for the keeper could be wrapped up in the coming weeks.
Wolves target could be on his way to England
Reported Wolves target Rodrigo Fernandes is no longer training with the Sporting first-team squad, and is staying in shape with the work of a personal trainer according to A Bola.
It is said that there is a ‘good possibility’ of the 19-year-old moving to England. Talking Wolves had previously reported that Fernandes could be joining Wolves for a fee believed to be between €10-12 million.
Wolves interested in Boateng
Wolves have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Boateng this summer.
The 22-year-old currently plays for Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv and it is said that Wolves would buy Boateng and loan him out due to work permit issues according to Kickgh.
Boateng has attracted interest from all around Europe. Wolves’ Senior Recruitment Lead Ben Wigglesworth is said to have recommended Emmanuel Boateng to the club.
Loiodice to return to France
Wolves will not be taking up the option to sign on-loan midfielder Enzo Loiodice at the end of the season. The France U20 international will return to his parent club Dijon.
Wolves did have the option to make Loiodice’s loan move a permanent transfer but aren’t taking Dijon up on the offer after the midfielder failed to make a first-team appearance at Molineux.