Wolves eyeing Mexico winger

Pineda currently plies his trade in the Liga MX, the top tier of professional football in Mexico.

According to 90min, Nuno Espirito Santo has sent Wolves scouts to keep track of the 24-year-old.

Wanderers aren’t the only Premier League side with eyes on the wide man, however, with the likes of Everton, Newcastle, Arsenal and Spurs all said to have sent scouts to watch Pineda this year.

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez knows well the strengths of Pineda, being a teammate of his at International level with Mexico, where the Cruz Azul man has 21 caps for his country.

From a Molineux perspective, the wide areas are proving fruitful, with Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto performing well this season.

But if Pineda’s performances continue to catch the eye, perhaps Nuno Espirito Santo may consider bringing the Mexican to Wolves.

Wolves up to sixth after narrow 0-1 victory at Leeds.

The Mexico striker’s tame second-half effort wrong-footed the Leeds United goalkeeper after hitting Kalvin Phillips on the head to seal his side’s third league win of the season.

But in reality, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who were poor in the first half, were fortunate to leave Elland Road with all three points having been outplayed by Leeds in the first 45mins.

Leeds made a flying start. Patrick Bamford had an early header ruled out for offside and they had a penalty appeal turned down after Helder Costa went down under Joao Moutinho’s challenge.

Rodrigo also headed over and Costa dragged another effort wide after more slick build-up down the right, with Wolves pinned in their own half. Captain Luke Ayling and Rodrigo also squandered good chances in the first half which, had they found the net, could have changed the course of the night of Bielsa’s team.

Wolves woke up in the second half starting the period with a VAR ruled-out goal after the officials deemed Daniel Podence to be in an offside postion. Podence had another chance moments later forcing Meslier into a flying save and suddenly the game looked to be turning in Wolves favour.

It was talismanic striker Raul Jimenez who finally broke the deadlock on the 70th minute after he was allowed far to much time, cutting in from the right and deflecting a shot in off Phillips head which wrong footed Meslier, and the Leeds keeper could only watch the ball hit the opposite corner of his goal.

Pablo Hernandez had a chance to pull it back for Leeds but was denied by a Willy Boly block and even late substitue Raphinha, making his debut in place of Jack Harrison, but failed to carve out a clear opening and Wolves held on.

Leeds United 0 Wolves 1… and up to Sixth.