‘He wants to emigrate’ – Wolves given this transfer green light
Wolves’ summer target Edson Alvarez has earned a move to the Premier League, his Mexican manager has said.
The 21-year-old is believed to be close to a transfer away from current club Club America in Mexico – with boss Miguel Herrera telling media: “I see it hard for him to stay.”
Alvarez starred for Mexico during their CONCACAF Gold Cup win and played alongside Wolves’ Raul Jimenez .
The defender can operate as a holding midfielder and it’s believed Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on bringing the Mexican to Molineux.
Herrera, Alvarez’s current manager, confirmed no offers have yet been lodged for his star defender – but admitted Alvarez wants a move to Europe.
He told Mexican outlet Record : “There is no concrete offer on the table, but there have been approaches, two or three options. I see it hard for him to stay. He’s a guy who wants to emigrate, who seems to have earned it.”
Herrera was also quoted by Los Campamentos, denying claims that he’s been told not to use the player.
Alvarez has made 23 caps for Mexico and is incredibly versatile, playing either as a centre-back, full-back or holding midfield.
BirminghamLive understands Wolves are looking for a centre-back to provide competition for last season’s trio Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady and Willy Boly.