Carlos Alcaraz would be coup for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers signing Carlos Alcaraz in the January transfer window would be a coup if they can pull it off, Pete O’Rourke has claimed.

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The Racing Club midfielder has been linked with a move to Molineux, with a potential move expected to cost around £17m.

The 20-year-old has already made 83 senior appearances for Racing Club, scoring 12 goals and assisting six times, and can play anywhere in an attacking midfield role or even as a winger.

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Speaking exclusively to Football Fancast, O’Rourke claimed that the potential signing would give Julen Lopetegui’s side a real boost.

“It would be a huge coup, he’s a very highly rated player in South America playing for Racing Club,” he stated.

“He’s still only 20 as well. He’s an attacking midfielder, he scores goals and provides goals, and definitely would give that Wolves team a real boost if he was to sign.

The next Argentine prodigy?

The likes of Julian Alvarez and Enzo Fernandez have quickly developed into top-class players within just months of trading Argentina for Europe, and Alcaraz could be the next prospect to hit stardom.

Inter Milan and Benfica are also reportedly interested, making a Wolves move look unlikely, but if they can convince him to move to the Premier League then they will be landing arguably their biggest transfer coup in years.

Wolves have already signed Matheus Cunha from Atletico Madrid, and Lopetegui is seeking to strengthen his squad as he looks to help the side survive a relegation battle.

If they are able to secure Alcaraz, it would be a signing for the present and future and could be the creative spark which takes this side up the table.