Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly weighing up the prospect of signing Riqui Puig from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Wolverhampton Wanderers have set their sights on Riqui Puig over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Spanish midfielder is poised to leave Barcelona ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Riqui Puig has seen his progress come to a grinding halt despite initially making a positive impression at Barcelona. The 22-year-old was once widely regarded as one of the most promising young midfielders in Spain, but has failed to convince Xavi Hernandez and his predecessor Ronald Koeman.
In the ongoing campaign, the Spaniard has been at the bottom of the pecking order for midfielders, managing just 363 minutes of game-time across 13 appearances in all competitions. With his contract having a little over a year left to run out, Barcelona will need to cash in on Puig in the summer transfer window. Puig’s next destination could be the Premier League, with Wolves keen on prising him away from Barcelona.
Barcelona and Wolves share a healthy working relationship, having had several transfers between them in the last few years. Most recently, Barcelona signed Adama Traore on loan from the Midlands club, while Francisco Trincao moved to the Molineux last summer.
According to SPORT, with Barcelona keen on re-signing Traore permanently, they could use Puig as a makeweight in the deal to land the Spanish international. As for how he could fit in at Wolves, the 22-year-old might end up replacing Ruben Neves, who is once again starting to become a highly sought-after player in the transfer market.
Interestingly, Neves has recently been heavily linked with Barcelona, who will likely look to bolster their midfield unit in the summer transfer window. But Barcelona cannot be too sure of selling Puig to the Premier League outfit, even though his move to the Molineux could benefit them.
The La Masia product is reportedly also a target for Serie A giants Napoli, meaning he could have plenty of options to choose from in the summer transfer window. For now, Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined the race to sign Puig from Barcelona as he edges closer to the exit door at Camp Nou.