Wolves four team transfer race for Athletic Bilbao star and Newcastle United man 'upset'

Latest Wolves headlines as a La Liga winger is of interest to them and three other English clubs.
Alex Berenguer is of interest to Wolves. He is out of contract with Athletic Bilbao in the summer. (Image: Getty Images)Alex Berenguer is of interest to Wolves. He is out of contract with Athletic Bilbao in the summer. (Image: Getty Images)
Alex Berenguer is of interest to Wolves. He is out of contract with Athletic Bilbao in the summer. (Image: Getty Images)

Wolves are in Premier League action on Saturday as they travel to North London to face Spurs.

Here's the latest Wolves headlines on Wednesday, February 14.

Major injury blow

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Wolves could be without their star player Matheus Cunha for the rest of the season. 

The 24-year-old was subbed off in the 20th minute against Brentford last Saturday. It has emerged tha Cunha has a serious hamstring injury and that there is no timeline for his return. 

“It’s a fairly significant injury to his hamstring,” said Gary O’Neil to the official club website. 

“There’s no timeline on it. I’ve spoken to Matheus a lot and he just wants to keep pushing to get back as soon as he can.

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“He’s started working on it already, so we’re just going to monitor it week by week, day by day, see how far he can come and how quickly we can get him back. He’s keen to get back out there as soon as possible.

“It’s obviously a big blow to us, to the team and Matheus because of the work he’s been doing – the form he was in was exceptional. These things happen, every team suffers injuries. 

“Channy was gone for over a month with the Asian Cup and we managed to keep ploughing on and we need to do the same without Matheus.”

Cunha has scored notched up 11 goals and seven assists in all competitions this season. He netted a hat-trick against Chelsea earlier this month. 

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Wolves will now have to do without Cunha for an unspecified period and will now hope that Hwang Hee-chan can make a swift return to action. The 28-year-old returned from the Asia Cup, but missed the defeat to Brentford at the weekend. 

Newcastle United star opens up on Wolves rejection

A Newcastle United player has opened up on his rejection from Wolves. Travis Hernes signed for the Magpies from Shrewsbury Town on deadline day last summer.

The 18-year-old has been named amongst the substitute’s over the last month in the FA Cup and the Premier League. Hernes was part of Wolves' youth team until he was released at 14, and netted against the very club that released him on his senior debut in August 2022. Wolves would still win the match 2-1, and the Norwegian centre midfielder admitted that as fate would have it was for the better that he departed Molineux. 

“They [Wolves] said I wasn’t good enough,” said Hermes to Norwegian TV2. 

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“I was really upset. When you’re from Norway, the only thing you want to do is play for a Premier League club. 

“When I was 16, I ended up playing against Wolverhampton, and then I ended up scoring against them. 

“So even though I was really upset at first, I think it was for the better.”

Wolves part of four-team transfer race for Athletic Bilbao star

Alex Berenguer is subject of interest from Wolves and three other clubs according to HITC Sport. The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer and several clubs are said to be 'looking' at the winger. 

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Berenguer is versatile and can play as a winger, wing-back, attacking midfielder and as a striker. Brentford, Crystal Palace and Leicester City are also said to have an interest and so Wolves might have a battle on their hands.

He has played 25 times for Athletic this season and has notched up seven goal contributions with five goals and two assists. His career has mainly been spent in Spain, playing 156 times in the Spanish top-flight with 20 goals and 22 assists in 156 games. He had a spell in Italy with Torino and played 97 times, with 12 assists and two goals there. 

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