Former Nottingham Forest ‘target’ Daniel Podence could be set for a big money move to Premier League high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers this month, according to the Telegraph.
Nottingham Forest may not be competing in the Premier League just yet, but a player they tried to sign in 2018 could be, according to the Telegraph.
The Reds were linked with the 24-year-old winger after his acrimonious exit from Sporting Lisbon following a violent attack on the players by a number of the club’s own supporters.
Podence had reportedly held talks with the Reds whilst Aitor Karanka was manager at the City Ground.
But the Reds missed out. Instead, Podence headed to Evangelos Marinakis’ other footballing venture at Olympiacos and has spent the last year or so showing the Reds what they’re missing.
He scored six goals for Olympiacos last season, and has netted five times already this time round.
Podence hasn’t caught the eye of Premier League suitors through his goalscoring ability. The former Portugal Under-21 international has produced some mesmerising performances in the Champions League against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur.
And, just to rub salt into the wounds, the Telegraph claim that Podence could be set for a move to the Premier League before the end of the month with Wolves said to be ‘close’ to striking a deal.
Olympiacos value the winger at around €25 million, and Wolves are currently short of agreeing a fee but there is reportedly an ‘expectation’ that a deal can be done.
Forest, meanwhile, have now moved on from the disappointment of missing out on Podence. Sabri Lamouchi has a number of wide options available to him in the form of Joe Lolley, Sammy Ameobi and Albert Adomah.
The Reds are also understood to be closing in on a deal for Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby on loan until the end of the season.
That being said, the failure to complete a deal for Podence looks pretty costly, in every sense of the word.