Wolves have been a welcome addition to the Premier League this season, and have made real waves in the division. Playing an attacking and expansive brand of football, they have taken a number of scalps already and currently find themselves sitting in seventh place.
They certainly seemed primed to make a real impact in English football over the coming seasons, and are perhaps better placed than any other club to break up the dominance of the current 'big six'.
While Wolves were only promoted last season, they were of course no regular Championship club. Backed by wealthy Chinese owners, and having a close link with super agent Jorge Mendes, they have recruited heavily in the past 18 months or so. They have signed a number of up and coming players such as Ruben Neves and Jota, and their spending only seems likely to increase in the next couple of years.
The Mirror are now reporting that Wolves may now be about to land one of the top rising prospects in European football. Benfica's Joao Felix has been heavily linked with a move to the continent's top clubs in the past number of months, but The Mirror believe Wolves are in pole position to sign the player.
This is Joao Felix - 19-year-old attacking midfielder for Benfica, and a player being touted as the new Ronaldo.
Real Madrid and Manchester United are both reportedly interested...pic.twitter.com/gcjkRFDaRK
— 32Red (@32Red) February 6, 2019
It may not surprise you to learn that the 19-year old is a client of Jorge Mendes, just like most of Wolves' other signings in recent times.
While he has yet to make his debut for the Portugal senior team, Felix has already netted seven league goals this season in only 13 appearances. With Mendes in his ear, and well-regarded compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo in charge at the club, it may not all that difficult to convince the player that Wolves is the ideal next step in his career.
One need only look at the impact the club has had on Ruben Neves, a player who was in very similar circumstances to the ones Felix currently finds himself in.
The youngster has a €120million release clause in his contract, but one would assume that Benfica would be willing to do business for significantly less this summer. This is certainly one to keep an eye on in the coming months, and it would be a fantastic coup for Wolves.