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According to Football Insider, Wolverhampton Wanderers are in advanced talks over a new contract with their wonderkid Chem Campbell.
It’s a decision that has the potential to not only boost the club’s long-term future but also it matches one of the key ambitions set out by owners Fosun.
The reports claim that the Molineux decision-makers are attempting to tie down the promising attacking midfielder when he turns 17 in December.
This comes as potentially fantastic news for those up in the west Midlands as a whole host of Bundesliga clubs were reportedly chasing him in the hope they could clinch the next Jadon Sancho or Ademola Lookman.
Borussia Dortmund themselves, Schalke, and RB Leipzig were three teams touted for interest.
Campbell made his first-team debut last month as Wolves were defeated by local rivals Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.
He became the second youngest player to put on the old gold shirt, eclipsing both Morgan Gibbs-White and Robbie Keane.
First and foremost, the decision goes to great lengths in proving that Fosun’s goal to build the club from within is more than mere hearsay to appease supporters.
The club’s owners have invested money in the academy set up in recent times in the hope that more players can follow Gibbs-White into Nuno Santo’s first-team fold.
Campbell is one of the most promising talents at Wolves, and he has been described as a player with ‘great potential’ that can ‘beat players and score goals.’
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His recent maiden bow for the senior side will serve as a significant source of confidence going forward as he’s clearly well thought of by the Portuguese chief, especially as he has also been part of their Europa League squad this campaign.
Wolves, Fosun, and Nuno could have quite a midfielder on their hands, one that will assist the club in meeting all of its long-term ambitions.