Tottenham Hotspur is considering a deal for Joao Gomes, a midfielder for Wolves, as their third target in the current January transfer window.
Tottenham is reportedly “keeping an eye” on Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes, and the Lilywhites “are signalling that they will make an investment in him very soon,” according to a report from Fla Web in Brazil.
Joao Gomes, 22, was signed by Wolves for £15 million from Flamengo in January of last year, and he has not looked back since. The Brazilian enforcer, who forms a vital relationship with Mario Lemina in the engine room, has become an essential member of Gary O’Neil’s midfield.
He is a constant on the roster and has only missed two Premier League games all season. And one of the biggest names in the Premier League has expressed interest in him as a result of his performances.
Spurs are keeping an eye on Gomes as Ange Postecoglu looks to strengthen his midfield. Spurs have added Timo Werner, a former Chelsea failure, on loan from RB Leipzig and Radu Dragusin, a permanent signing from Genoa, to their roster as far this month. But perhaps they have more reinforcements in store for us.
Three players were on Tottenham’s radar going into the January transfer window: a midfielder, a backup center-back, and a versatile forward. Both starters Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr are presently away for the AFCON, so Spurs are looking to add a new midfielder if a report from Fla Web in Brazil is accurate. Dragusin and Werner have checked the first two boxes.
It is thought that Wolves may need to sell several players before they can purchase due to their FFP limitations. A sell-on provision that was added when they purchased Gomes a year ago requires them to give Flamengo a sizeable 10% of the transfer cost they get. As a result, the Molineux team has made it clear that they will not allow Gomes to depart for anything less than €35 million.
Gomes has another year left on his Wolves deal, which ends in the summer of 2028. The group from the Black Country is also able to prolong that by an additional year.
The 22-year-old has made an impact on his team’s possession play with his amazing energy, tackling, ground coverage, ball-winning abilities, and dynamism in midfield. Whether Spurs can sign him by the end of the January transfer window will be interesting to watch.