Wolves and Newcastle eye shock £14m Andy Delort transfer after Montpellier striker flopped at Wigan six-years-ago

WOLVES and Newcastle are competing for £14million-rated Montpellier striker Andy Delort.

The Algeria international has hit eight goals in 17 Ligue 1 games this season and set up six more.

Delort was a £3million Championship flop with Wigan six seasons ago, failing to score in 11 appearances.

The 29-year-old rebuilt his career with Tours, Caen, Mexican club Tigres UANL and Toulouse, before joining Montpellier in 2018.

The following year he helped Algeria win the won the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sources in the North African country now claim Molineux boss Nuno Espirito Santo sees Delort as cover for Raul Jimenez, who is out for the rest of the season as he recovers from fracturing his skull.

Sports daily Le Buteur insist the striker has 'received a serious offer' from Wolves.

And Toon chief Steve Bruce is also said to want the Montpellier ace, with the Magpies managing just 18 goals in their first 16 Premier League games.

Delort has relished his time with the southern club, based just 15 miles from his port city birthplace Sete.

However, he is understood to favour the chance to return to England and prove his doubters wrong.


Delort is a former France Under-20 international, as well as an ex-member of France's beach football team.

He is under contract with Montpellier until 2024.

But the modest mid-table outfit would be powerless to resist if either Premier League club tables a respectable offer before the transfer window shuts.

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