Wolves have offered a proposal to sign Gremio winger Pepe according to reports from the Birmingham Mail.
The 23-year-old has made an impressive start to 2020/21 campaign in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A. After six games he has netted twice and he has also bagged a further assist.
An official bid has not yet been made for the Brazilian by the Wanderers and if they want to bring him to the club, they will have to make sure that they act fast.
Premier League clubs Everton and West Ham have asked Gremio to agree a deal for the winger in the interest of between £18-£23 million.
Who is Pepe
The 23- year old began his career at Foz do Iguacu before moving to Gremio in April 2016.
He made his debut in May 2017 and has made 72 appearances for the club scoring 15 goals in that time and he has also claimed six assists.
The Brazilian is a player that has the ability to take on and beat defenders- something in which could help Wolves improve and build on from their pretty impressive 2019/20 campaign.
Would he be a regular for Wolves?
Since Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed manager of the club in January 2017, he has tended to play a system of 3-5-2 or 3-4-3.
If recruited, Pepe would more than certainly be able to slot into the latter formation in the left wing position, and he would consequently provide food for thought for Santo who already has Pedro Netro, Diogo Jota and Daniel Podence who can play in that position.
This would be a selection headache that the Portuguese manager would be more than welcome to have because he has previously made it clear that to improve as a club, their squad depth must be increased.
However if the Wanderers play in a 3-5-2 system, Pepe would almost definitely be used as a impact substitute.
This is similar to how Adama Traore often changed the course of some games when he came off the bench last season when Santo felt it was necessary to play in this formation.