Report: £59m striker set to join Wolves temporarily, he wanted Spurs move last yr – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to the Telegraph’s John Percy, Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose on loan before the end of the January transfer window.
A deal is not expected to go through until next week as the Brazilian needs a work permit under new Brexit rules, but landing him will be a huge move for the Molineux Stadium outfit.
Wolves are without Raul Jimenez at the moment after the Mexican striker sustained an injury to the skull, and they have had to rely solely on 18-year-old Fabio Silva to lead their line.
That has not gone well, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men suffering six defeats in their last nine Premier League games.
Jose has a £59 million release clause in his contract and was very close to joining Tottenham Hotspur last January.
However, the deal fell through despite the Brazilian’s best efforts to force a move to join Spurs.
He could still fulfil his dreams of playing in the Premier League, though, with a move to Wolves now very much on the cards.
Jose has four goals and an assist in 19 appearances for Sociedad this term, but he has bagged 49 La Liga goals and registered 10 assists over the previous four seasons and should not have any problem as far as hitting the ground running in the English top-flight goes.
His physicality and aerial prowess are perfect for Wolves’ style of play, and he could be a tailor-made short-term replacement for Jimenez.
The Midlands outfit are currently 10 points off the top six and in 14th place after 19 games, and they will look to finish the campaign strongly and match their seventh-placed finishes from the last two seasons.
Landing Jose this month might just help boost their chances.
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