Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks to sign Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Gary O’Neil is looking to bolster his attacking department in the closing stages of the window and the 22-year-old is emerging as a “serious target” for them.
Wolves are looking to sign him on loan for the rest of the season. O’Neil is determined to sign a new striker and the club is now in talks with Corinthians over a potential deal.
Alberto has been in good form in 2022-23, where he contributed 10 goals and seven assists in all competitions for Corinthians.
Wolves checked out West Ham striker Danny Ings Paris St-Germain’s Hugo Ekitike this month, while they wanted to sign Armando Broja on loan from Chelsea.
Alberto joined Corinthians last year on a permanent deal after initially impressing on loan from Zenit St Petersburg.
The Telegraph claims that the striker was linked with West Ham last summer and Corinthians officials claimed he turned down a move to join David Moyes’ team. Wolves are now looking to get him on board at the earliest, but it shouldn’t be a big problem as it is only a loan deal.
Wolves are operating on a tight financial restrictions and as a result, they are very cautious about recruiting new players.
In order to make room for Alberto, Wolves could consider the loan exits of midfielder Joe Hodge and teenage forward Nathan Fraser.
Wolves have done extremely well this season, and find themselves 11th in the Premier League with 29 points. They are in good form recently and are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games, winning three of them.
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