Why signing Quintero would be a good move for Wolves
A very ambitious Wolverhampton Wanderers are inspecting the possibility of signing Colombian attacking midfielder Juan Quintero. The 25-year-old impressed in the World Cup, scoring once and assisting twice in three games.
Wolves have already strengthened their prospects for next season by getting Rui Patricio, Willy Boly and Raul Jimenez. However, manager Nuno Espirito Santo is exploring the market and looking for more talents to further improve his squad for the upcoming Premier League season.
Quintero was one of the key figures in the Colombian run in Russia. After losing their first game, the Los Cafeteros did very well to win the next two games and qualify for the last-16. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder was pivotal in both of their wins and scored a lovely free-kick in a losing cause against Japan.
Here’s why it will be a good move for Wolves to snap him up.
Scouting Juan Quintero
The diminutive South American has a lovely left foot, which enables him to do many things on a football pitch. His strengths make him a perfect playmaker deployed behind a striker to link the whole team up.
The Colombian possesses excellent dribbling skills and passing range of the highest order. He always has an eye for supplying incisive through balls to split the opposition defence up. The 25-year-old has a deadly left foot when it comes to free-kicks from a shooting range.
Despite not having raw pace, Quintero knows when to accelerate with the ball to drive past defenders. His bulky build enables him to protect the ball well and also hold it up if necessary. He is not afraid to drop deep, take possession and pick passes from there. The confidence he demonstrates in his ball control is something extraordinary.
Why is he perfect for Wolves
Nuno has switched formations according to situations, player availability and various other factors. However, the 3-4-3 system has worked a treat at the Molineux.
Quintero can be deployed as one of the playmakers behind the striker. The Colombian has the work rate to track back as well. He is a kind of quality on the ball Nuno would love to have.