Wolves are set to make their first signing of the transfer window on Monday and fans have been reacting to the news on social media.
According to a report from EFE, Barcelona SC striker Leonardo Campana is to join the club next week.
The 19-year-old won’t be available until February though as he will travel to Colombia to participate in the pre-Olympic Championship for his nation, Ecuador.
He is expected to sign a contract between four and five years and is a client of the familiar super-agent Jorge Mendes.
The Athletic’s Tim Spiers relayed this latest transfer update on Twitter and supporters have been responding in their numbers.
Some are rather pleased that a signing is about to be made…
Love to see it, now get another 2 or 3 in
— joe (@wwfcjoe_) January 15, 2020
Surely a low cost Cutrone replacement leaving funds for a ‘proper’ striker..
— Mike Osborne (@mrbcuk) January 15, 2020
as long as he’s better than that donkey we have up top atm i’m happy
— otto (@ottowwfc1) January 15, 2020
At 1st I thought 1 for the future.
But after watchin videos of him sign him up.
Yea maybe a big step up but looks very good.
Lookout for the goal when he’s on the floor & still manages to volley it in.👏👏
— Dave (@Davetcb) January 15, 2020
One member of the old gold faithful suggested that he could compete in Nuno Santo’s first-team squad while another lauded the move for being a ‘low cost’ replacement for Patrick Cutrone.
However, several others felt quite angry about Campana joining the club…
Who cares lol.. not being funny but what’s he gonna do? Improve the squad? We need proven players right now that can step in a take games by the scruff of the neck because we are struggling big time.
— Dan wolf🐺 (@dankol91) January 15, 2020
Not good enough
— Cloudy Ay It (@CloudyChops13) January 15, 2020
FGS when are going to buy for the first team. I know it’s the future but at this rate we will have no future.
Are the board scared to spend!! We didn’t invest in the summer and it’s beginning to show. Nuno will walk at this rate, What is the issue??
— Grumpy66 (@PaulSilverfox50) January 16, 2020
An underwhelming signing we won’t even get to see til the season’s practically over. Brilliant 😂😂 https://t.co/d9brSJPYhk
— Rob 🐺 (@Robbo_WWFC) January 15, 2020
‘Not good enough,’ ‘who cares’ and ‘underwhelming’ were three phrases used to describe the news.
One fan even suggested that Nuno could walk at this rate, pondering whether the board are too scared to spend after not investing in further additions back in the summer.
It has also led to comparisons to Wolves’ past and present players, including Rafa Mir, who has joined Huesca on an 18-month loan deal and an array of players that the club have sold in recent times.
He’s the next Rafa Mir
— Richard (@Rich2086) January 15, 2020
Selling Afobe, Leo, Costa and Cav looking very foolish right now.
— MylesHSG 🧢 (@MylesHSG) January 15, 2020
Ecuadorian Rafa Mir is my bet. https://t.co/zAWfJ3qnRt
— Tom Wooding (@TomWooding7) January 15, 2020
While some wished for more – one supporter asked to sign Jarrod Bowen next while another said he would have rather gone for Watford’s Andre Gray as the Ecuadorian striker doesn’t have enough experience and isn’t prolific.
Great now Bowen
— cal (@_calwwfc) January 15, 2020
He doesn’t have experience and he’s not prolific. I’d rather go with someone like Andre Gray.
— Twilight Werewolves (@An60361841) January 15, 2020
Call yourself a Wolves expert? How much did each of these January signings cost?