Wolverhampton Wanderers are negotiating to sign Espanyol striker and China international Wu Lei this year.
As outlined by Marca, the striker – who has scored seven goals in 38 appearances for the Catalan club so far this campaign – is out of contract at the RCDE Stadium in December and is free to talk to other clubs.
The 28-year-old joined Espanyol in December 2019 in a €2m deal from Shanghai SIPG – where he scored 169 goals across ten years and became a star at international level, with 18 goals in 67 caps.
In December, Wu Lei became the first Chinese player to score against Barcelona, scoring the 88th-minute equaliser for Espanyol in the Catalan derby after coming on as a substitute in a 2–2 draw.
A versatile forward, the China international is known for his explosive pace and movement off the ball while his move to Espanyol was also partly viewed as a marketing ploy with the club owned by Chinese businessman Chen Yansheng.
Wu Lei’s intention was to stay at the Catalan club regardless of whether or not they maintained their top-flight status this season but may now be on the move to the Premier League.