Categories: NewsnowOpinionsWolves

Wolves signing this 22-year-old in-form starlet would add some much-needed competition

Share

Why Aurelio Buta could be a smart signing for Wolves in January

According to a report from the Sunday Mirror (h/t the Express), Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Royal Antwerp’s highly-rated full-back Aurelio Buta.

Aurelio Buta, 22, has impressed in Belgium this season, having joined from Benfica last summer. He has thrived in a wing-back role with Antwerp and has been watched by Wolves scouts in recent months.

Wolves aren’t the only Premier League club to have taken a look at Buta, with Watford, Newcastle United and a host of Championship clubs also keeping tabs on him.

Antwerp’s Aurelio Buta pictured in action during a soccer match between Royal Antwerp FC and Sporting Charleroi. (Getty Images)

The report adds that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will complete a loan deal in January with the idea of signing the Portugal youth international permanently should he impress. (h/t The Express)

Wolves are starting to click as a unit in the Premier League after a slow start to the 2019/20 campaign. They have qualified for Europa League Round of 32 and will be looking to gain momentum in the league after the international break.

However, Nuno should reinforce his squad in January, with more depth vital to Wolves enjoying great success in both competitions. With Adama Traore impressing on the right flank after being used as a wing-back earlier this season, the Wolves tactician should prioritise adding more cover and competition for Matt Doherty in the right wing-back role during the winter transfer window.

Aurelio Buta would be a smart addition to Wolves ranks. He was once on the books of Benfica before heading to Antwerp in 2017, initially on loan before turning the deal permanent in 2018.

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Southampton. (Getty Images)

The Angolan has been in good form in Belgium this season with one goal and an assist in 13 league games, while he managed six assists in 20 appearances last term.

More Wolves News

An attacking right-back with great ability going forward, whilst being defensively solid as well, Buta would thrive in Nuno’s 3-5-2 system. Wolves do need an extra face in the wing-back department to keep Doherty on his toes, especially with European football to consider.

Verdict

A loan deal in January would give Wolves the chance to see whether Buta is worth signing permanently. If he adapts quickly to life in the Premier League, he can earn himself a permanent deal.

Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7. Follow me @garrydevildada

Recent Posts

Odds on a Successful Celtic Season aren’t Good

Celtic won the Scottish Premiership for nine years in a row, but all good runs…

7 hours ago

Essential tips to improve your sports betting skills

Sports betting has been around for a long time, and it's still going strong. A…

5 days ago

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Football Betting Prediction

What a terrific football summer we've had this year, and it looks like it'll only…

5 days ago

Royal Antwerp want Percy Tau from Brighton

SUITA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 14: Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates wuth his team mate…

6 days ago

Leon Bailey destined to play in the Premier League next season, but where?

Bayer Leverkusen's up-and-coming star Leon Bailey looks destined to continue his development in the Premier…

1 week ago

Ben White has a £50m Price Tag to Move to Arsenal

With Euro 2020 firmly in the rear-view mirror, the majority of England’s biggest Premier League…

1 week ago