Wolves are reportedly one of several clubs looking into a potential free swoop for midfielder Xeka.

The transfer window is obviously closed now, and Wanderers had a pretty frantic final few days.

Once it became clear Matheus Nunes was going to leave, the club sprung into action.

Four players arrived over the last two days.

Gary O’Neil has since said that Wolves missed out on a couple more players they had been interested in.

But it was a decent end all things considered.

But Wolves may not actually be done adding to their squad, with a claim now being made about a potential move for a free agent…

Wolves eyeing Portuguese free agent Xeka
TEAMtalk reported yesterday that Wolves are one of a few clubs taking an interest in central midfielder Xeka.
Xeka has been unattached since leaving Rennes in the summer.

Xeka - Player profile | Transfermarkt
Prior to his spell with Rennes, Xeka played 144 times for Lille, and actually has a Ligue 1 winner’s medal.


Wolves are not completely stacked for midfield options.


Mario Lemina and Joao Gomes are the two mainstays at the moment.


And then there is Boubacar Traore, Tommy Doyle and Joe Hodge who are all young players with not much experience in the Premier League between them.


It is stated that Crystal Palace and Sheffield United are also looking at the 28-year-old.


Xeka models his game on Toni Kroos’

So Wolves might be set to make an addition to their squad from the free agent market, just as they did last year with Diego Costa.


It would be unsurprising if Gary O’Neil did fancy bringing someone in who was a little bit older. Currently at Molineux there is only really Lemina who is an experienced midfielder.


Xeka could be a decent little pick-up.

He has said in the past that he actually tries to model his game on Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, telling the official Lille website: “But since I’ve been a pro, the one who inspires me the most in my position is Toni Kroos. When I watch his games, I try to analyse his movements, his positioning, the way he touches the ball, how he makes his passes. He is a (role) model.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *