BRENDAN RODGERS may be poised to reignite Celtic’s interest in Wolves winger Daniel Podence – a target for Neil Lennon more than THREE years ago, as CQN reported at the time.
The Portuguese ace first came to the notice of the Hoops’ former boss back in July 2020 when it looked as though the flanker’s time at the Midlands club was about to be cut short after only seven months.
Podence, who kicked off his career at Sporting Lisbon, cost £17million when he joined the Molineux outfit from Greek giants Olympiakos during the January transfer window.
OUT WITH A SHOUT…Daniel Podence is heading for the Wolves exit.
However, he failed to immediately impress head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who signed Filipe Jota for Saudi Arabia club Al-Ittihad last month, and played a mere 42 minutes in the Premier League.
According to reports, Lennon made an enquiry about the pacy attacker, but received no encouragement.
Now Rodgers has been linked with the 27-year-old forward whose asking price has dropped to £12million which may still be too high for the champions.
Podence is heading into the last 12 months of his deal and recently-appointed gaffer Gary O’Neil appears to be ready to offload the player, according to the Daily Mail.
He was left out of the manager’s first squad for the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United on Monday night and is now surplus to requirements, but the Midlands outfit are not interested in allowing him to leave on loan.
They will demand cash for a permanent deal and it could all come down to the clubs haggling over a price for Podence who clearly has no future at Molineux.