Wolves opinion: Should Nuno Santo win the race for Victor Camarasa?
Arguably one of the best seasons that a promoted side could have, Nuno Espirito Santo and his Wolverhampton Wanderers side finished with a Europa League spot. It may just take them to the qualification stage of the European competition, but it’s a European competition nevertheless.
And given the fact that a year ago, they had just been promoted, it’s a brilliant achievement. However, while they did play some exceptional football over the course of the season with the likes of Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez and even Ruben Neves flourishing, they need new additions.
The Europa League, if they qualify for the group stages and beyond is a different animal. Combine that with the added pressure of performing in the Premier League and it doesn’t get any easier.
It’s why Wolves need to add reinforcements in their midfield and attack in the summer window, especially if they want to survive a 50 odd game season. It doesn’t have to be wholesale changes but a few experienced players in the right areas will help change their season.
Joao Moutinho proved to be a sensational find and the club should target players like him. That being said, one man the club has been linked with is Real Betis star Victor Camarasa with the 24-year-old on his way back to the La Liga.
The Spanish midfielder spent the season on loan at Cardiff City and was the only bright spot in an otherwise miserable season for the Bluebirds. His 5 goals made him their top goalscorer and that has seen a few sides take a keen interest.
The Daily Mail has reported that Wolves, Brighton, Everton and West Ham are amongst the top sides in the race, but it’s Wolves who need to win the race. They need new midfielders as mentioned above and the stylish yet hard-working Camarasa would be perfect.
A creative midfielder by trade, the 24-year-old combines the offensive and the defensive into one stylish package. His creative nuance has always been on show, with Camarasa finishing the season averaging 1.6 key passes, 1.1 dribbles and 1.3 shots per game.
Only Ruben Neves took more shots, only Joao Moutinho averaged more key passes and no midfielder produced more dribbles per game. It shows just why the Molineux Stadium side needs someone like Camarasa, whether permanently or on a loan move.
Either way, his quality will shine and with the Spaniard struggling at Real Betis in the 2017/18 season, he needs a move away.
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Wolves have a very bright future in the Premier League, but only if they keep their recruitment up along with their form against every club in the league.
To do that and focus on European football will be tough without reinforcements next season but adding someone like Victor Camarasa will help ease things ahead.