Wolves have agreed a £15m deal for Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes from Flamengo. The 21-year-old midfielder is set to join the club during the January transfer window once all of the formalities are completed.

It comes on the back of the signing of Mario Lemina from Nice, after previously signing Matheus Cunha on loan from Atletico Madrid earlier in the window. The 21-year-old looks likely to be playing at the Molineux in the near future despite revealing his desire to play for Liverpool back in September. Gomes told ESPN: ‘Liverpool are a team I’d play for. I have the greatest desire to play.’

The club are also on the verge of signing Paris Saint-Germain winger Pablo Sarabia, who will join over the weekend for around £4m plus add-ons.  Gomes has been a regular for the Brazilian outfit since making his debut in October 2020, and has already won several honours at club level, including the Copa Libertadores. 

‘Playing in the Champions League is my biggest dream in football.’ Liverpool, despite their struggles in midfield, have not pursued a move unlike Newcastle who were keeping tabs on the midfielder. The Magpies, who sit third in the table, decided against a move for Gomes however. A move to Wolves for Sarabia would see the 30-year-old midfielder link back up with his former manager, Julen Lopetegui. 

Sarabia has struggled to cement his place in PSG’s starting XI – having only made 98 appearances since joining in 2019.  However, he did thrive on loan at Sporting Lisbon last year. He scored 21 goals in 45 matches for the Portuguese side. 

The Spain international was also selected for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but it was a tournament to forget. He came on as a substitute during their round-of-16 defeat by Morocco and failed to find the back of the net during their epic shootout. 

Lopetegui managed Sarabia for the U19 European Championship in 2011 and named the midfielder as his captain for the tournament. The pair crossed paths once again in 2019 at Sevilla. They ended up spending a month together before Sarabia joined Paris Saint-Germain. 


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