Wolves are set to miss out on one of their transfer targets this summer with Eredivisie giants Ajax in pole position to sign Mexican defender Edson Alvarez after meeting Club America’s €15m (£13.6m) asking price – which has left many fans at Molineux angry at his “lack of ambition” and the club’s inability to pay what’s required.
That’s according to MedioTempo who report that the deal is “95%” done as Alvarez will come in to replace the departing Matthijs de Ligt – The Dutch star is expected to join Serie A champions Juventus in the coming days.
The 21-year-old has cemented his place amongst the national side since making his debut in 2017 and played in defensive midfield during Mexico’s Gold Cup triumph earlier this month. He’s also able to operate on the right side of defence having played there for Club America since breaking into the first-team in 2016.
Many Wolves fans saw the young Mexican as a perfect option for them this season but his decision to head to the Eredivisie instead of the Premier League has left some supporters fuming at the player as well as the club – having not yet signed a single player this summer.
You can read some of the thoughts from the Wolves fanbase below:
Shows lack of ambition on his part Imo! Thought he wanted maximum worldwide exposure to boost his profile? Surely Prem league would give that??!!
— Ben Dingley (@dingley_ben) July 15, 2019
Fosun need to put there money where there mouths are . Every one is splash cash except us
— ????◼️???? (@adamBriant1993) July 15, 2019
Another Thewell failure pending.
— CHRISWOODWARD (@CHRISWOODWARD__) July 15, 2019
We are properly getting left behind
— Spencer ???????????????????????????????????? (@spppencer) July 15, 2019
it seems to me whoever Nuno wants other clubs will go higher to stump him
— Geoffreylloyd7 (@Geoffreylloyd71) July 15, 2019
Fosun trying to do it on the cheap…..Nuno needs the tools.
— Polecat (@itspolecatime) July 15, 2019
£15m? That’s a bargain.. just give em 20 and move on..
— Jim Bodley (@thaijimbo69) July 15, 2019
Another one bites the dust….
— Alan Davis (@AlanDavis1893) July 15, 2019