Wolves deadline day transfer priority revealed as signing could have domino effect

Latest Wolves transfer news as a new name appears on the club's radar - and it could mean two departures.
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Wolves have reportedly made Yuri Alberto their number one target ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.

A late bid has been launched to sign Alberto according to Midlands football journalist John Percy. In the report on the Telegraph, that he is the #1 target and talks are said to be progressing.

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The move would be a loan transfer which is what Wolves would be aiming for. Wolves do not want to risk any Financial Fair Play punishments and so a loan would work in the favour of the Midlands club. 

Alberto was previously on the radar of West Ham, and it was claimed in Brazil that he turned them down. Corinthians are four games in to their 2023/24 campaign but Alberto has yet to find the target. He notched up 15 goals and nine assists in 63 appearances in all competitions Last season he netted He is a one-time Brazil international having made his debut back in March 2023.

All month, Wolves have been on the search for a ‘number nine’ goal scorer but have so far not recruited anyone for the first-team. Sasa Kalajdzic has been allowed to leave for Eintracht Frankfurt whilst Fabio Silva was loaned out to Rangers

Moves have been suggested for Danny Ings and Hugo Ekitike, but both have remained at West Ham and PSG respectively. A bid was to be launched for Chelsea striker Armando Broja earlier this week but that was rebuffed as the Blues wanted to include an obligation to buy clause in any deal. 

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Hwang hee-chan has been away on international duty with South Korea this month. The 28-year-old has netted 11 goals in all competitions this month but fortunately Wolves have remained unbeaten in his absence. South Korea face Australia in the quarter-finals of the Asia Cup on Friday, February 2. 

In addition to the links surrounding Alberto, if a deal can be concluded it would allow for two fringe players to depart Molineux. Joe Hodge and Nathan Fraser who have been in and around the first-team picture could depart on loan. Earlier this month, Nathan Fraser was spotted at the New Meadow, and was a reported target for Shrewsbury Town. Fraser netted in the FA Cup win against Brentford earlier this month. 

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