Villarreal have set their sights on signing Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Gonçalo Guedes in the winter market, according to Radio Marca, relayed by Estadio Deportivo.

The winger moved to Wolves in 2022 and after struggling in the first few months, he joined Benfica on loan in January, before his temporary stay there was extended in the last window.

Villarreal have won three league games and have parted ways with two managers this season. They appointed Marcelino García Toral as their new coach earlier this week.

The manager needs reinforcements in January and his new side are preparing a ‘bombshell’, to sign the Wolves owned player in the winter market.

At Benfica, the Portugal international has been restricted to 159 minutes of action from seven games this season, largely due to his recovery from a knee injury. The 26-year-old ‘looks for a way out’ and the La Liga side are ready to open their door for him.

It’s claimed the Yellow Submarine intend to take the Wolves man on loan and also take care of his wages. Marcelino knows Guedes well as he managed him when they were at Valencia.

The new coach has given his approval to sign the attacker and the latter would welcome a move back to La Liga.

The report doesn’t mention Wolves’ stance on the possibility of ending Guedes’ stay at Benfica and then sending him on loan to Villarreal.

Reports this week in Portugal have insisted Guedes will stay for the full season.