Cristiano Ronaldo to Wolves? Troy Deeney sees no reason why the stunning move can’t happen.
Rumours about the Juventus forward have done the rounds lately, with the superstar linked with a sensational return to Manchester United.
Andy Townsend, meanwhile told talkSPORT he would be an ideal signing for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, but Watford forward Deeney believes Molineux could be a future destination for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Speaking on Wednesday’s Drivetime, Deeney said: “I would more look at a club like Wolves with the Portugal connection – that would work.
“Whoever is getting him is still getting an unbelievable talent.
“You’re not going to get the same Ronaldo you had at Man United. That’s always going to be the comparison.
“You look at Gareth Bale now, for example, he’s gone back to Tottenham and you’re comparing him already to the one that left.
“You’re still going to get goals from Ronaldo, but he’s got to get a season of 30+ plus goals [like he did at United previously] – that’s always going to be at the forefront of everybody’s mind… is he to that level?
“He’s getting older but he’s great in the air and he doesn’t look like he’s slowing down. Physically he’s a beast and from a marketing perspective he adds so much value to whatever club he goes to, so shirt sales would go through the roof.”
Wolves’ Portuguese connection stretches far beyond their inspirational manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.
The club’s first-team squad includes nine Portuguese players – many of whom are regulars for their country.
And then there’s Jorge Mendes – the super agent whose world-class roster includes none other than Ronaldo.
And Deeney believes that factor could prove critical if Wolves were to make a move for the 35-year-old forward.
He explained: “Wolves are creating something there with the players they have and are really going to push for the top six in the next couple of years.
“The Portugal connection, as I said, is so positive too. If they’re trying to go to that next level that’s the kind of player you need to get.
“If he was available I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a top ten side trying to sign him in the Premier League.
“If he went to America and joined LA Galaxy we’d say that’s a bit strange.”
He concluded: “Whoever gets him is going to get an unbelievable talent, probably up there with the top five players of all time who have played the game.
“Whoever gets him is going to get a great specimen, a great leader and also all the coverage that comes with that.
“There’s so many business reasons as to why you’d take him, as well as football.”