Wolves keen on Quintero
AMBITIOUS Wolves are trying to pull of a major transfer coup with a move for Colombia star Juan Quintero.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who used to play and boss Porto, knows Quintero from his connections there
Quintero, 25, is still owned by the Portuguese club but has been loaned out the last three years to Rennes,Independiente Medellín and most recently River Plate.
The attacking midfielder has now caught the eye at the World Cup with one goal and two assists after playing in all three of Colombia’s matches.Quintero is now in line to start against England in Tuesday’s last 16 tie.
Wolves face stiff competition for Quintero from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League rivals Spurs.
But Mirror Sport understands Jorge Mendes is working behind the scenes to try and get it done.
Superagent Mendes has close ties to Molineux as owners wealthy Chinese owners Fosun have a stake in his agency
Their strong links have seen the likes of midfielder Ruben Neves and forward Diogo Jota join the Molineux club
Neves was a key player in Santo’s title-winning campaign last year in the Championship and Wolves want to keep him on a new five-year contract
Neves, 21, was Wolves’s player of the season last year and was named in the PFA Championship team of the year.