According to EFE, Wolverhampton Wanderers could be about to make their first splash in the transfer market as the Ecuadorian news outlet claim they are closing in on Barcelona SC forward Leonardo Campana.
It’s believed that the 19-year-old will join the west Midlands outfit on Monday after agreeing on a contract between four and five years for around $1m-per-annum (£750k).
Campana is the first Ecuadorian client of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has deep ties and influence towards Wolves’ recruitment strategy after helping clinch the likes of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho on cheap deals.
The teenager will be available to play for the club following his nation’s pre-Olympic Championship campaign, which ends at the start of February.
Campana is a relatively unknown name, which could cause unrest amongst fans as they are currently baying for blood over first-team additions, as seen post-match on Wednesday evening, but they should hold off for the time being.
The Ecuadorian has the potential to make a solid impact for the club this season, in the same way, that Pedro Neto has come from anonymity to being one of Nuno Santo’s trusted starters.
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According to Mendes, Campana can be the “Joao Felix of South America” while in the past, he has been described as a mix of Premier League great Thierry Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well as being a “complete and very clever striker.”
These glowing reviews offer serious encouragement over his potential and surely Nuno can work his magic in the same way he has with Neto, a summer signing originally for the youth team.
Going off the last four games alone, the 19-year-old should have three goals to his name, but two have been ruled out through VAR, proving he has been able to step up in the absence of Diogo Jota, who is currently out injured.
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He’s also recorded nine dribbles and provided two key passes in his last three Premier League appearances, per WhoScored.
Wolves could well be about to unearth another gem, just give him time.