Wolves ace Goncalo Guedes is reportedly keen on the idea of moving to La Liga giants Barcelona.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Portuguese international Goncalo Guedes is keen to swap Wolverhampton Wanderers for Barcelona.
The 26-year-old came through the ranks at Benfica before going on to make his senior bow for the Portuguese giants in 2014. Guedes also spent time at other illustrious clubs such as Valencia and Paris Saint-Germain before moving to the Molineux in the summer of 2022.
However, the move has not gone according to plan as Wolves struggle to put some daylight between themselves and the relegation dogfight. The arrival of Julen Lopetegui has studied the ship and made them a formidable side. But Guedes already appears to have his heart set elsewhere.
Having spent time in La Liga, he is aware of the style of football in the Spanish top flight. A good dribbler with an eye for a pass, Guedes has been limited to just two goals and an assist in 18 appearances for Wolves this season.
One can argue that his abilities can secure a better return in a team like Barcelona that possesses a frontline involving Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele, among others. At 26, he is also in his prime. And the move to Camp Nou could be the catalyst to taking his game to the next level.
The Catalan giants sit pretty at the top of La Liga and are in the January transfer window for a left winger. The loss of Memphis Depay leaves Xavi Hernandez with no specialist player in the position. While Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati could slot in, both players are far more effective while playing centrally.
Guedes has spent the majority of his career on the left flank and would fit Barcelona’s system to a tee. He has also had a word with Xavi and appears sold on the project at Camp Nou. Represented by Jorge Mendes, it would appear that all roads lead to Barcelona for the Portuguese international.
With just days to go before the January transfer window closes, the onus is now on Barcelona to reach an agreement with Wolves. Both sides have a good relationship and had done business last January when Adama Traore moved to Spain on a short-term loan.
Given that top-flight survival is at stake for Wolves, it is debatable if they should approve the departure of a key first-team player this January. After already signing Pablo Sarabia, it might be time to get rid of the 26-year-old amid interest from Barcelona.