Wolverhampton Wanderers are believed to be eyeing a move for Chilean teenager, Dario Osorio, according to recent reports.
The reports outlined that any suggestion that a deal has already been completed is ‘wide of the mark’, although the Universidad de Chile sensation is currently a player on their radar, with a January move not out of the question.
This follows recent reports in his homeland that suggested the exciting winger has already been sold to the Old Gold, with the possible fee believed to be in the region of €6m (£5.4m), while links to the wide man also stretch back to the summer window.
The youngster has warranted such interest following a sparkling start to life at senior level for both club and country, having already scored six goals in just 22 games for his current side thus far, with that form alerting the attention of his national side.
The two-cap gem has sparkled as a result of his devastating displays in recent times, with the forward offering a real potent threat cutting in from the right flank onto his favoured left foot, with that knack seeing him earn comparisons to fellow South American star, Angel Di Maria.
“Dario Osorio sooner or later is going to be a craque (top player). (But) he has a long way to go. He scores beautiful goals but does not know how to score ugly goals.
“I find him very similar to Raphinha; Barcelona’s Brazilian. He is the jewel of Chilean soccer. At any moment, he can score a goal or provide an assist. In Chilean football, there is no one like him.”
His obvious quality out wide – which has seen the dynamic ace lauded as a “very good player” by club teammate Pedro Ojeda – could well see Osorio fill the shoes of current Wolves star, Pedro Neto, with the Portugal international having been linked with an exit of late.
While the 22-year-old still has almost five years left to run on his existing deal at Molineux, reports over the summer had seen him linked with a number of the Premier League’s top sides, including both Arsenal and Manchester United.
The former Lazio gem has sparkled during his time in England to date, with 23 goal contributions in 100 games in all competitions thus far, providing a menacing presence on either flank with his explosive speed and eye-catching trickery.
Although not a figure whom manager Bruno Lage will be keen to see depart any time soon, the arrival of young Osorio – who is also reportedly a target for La Liga giants Real Madrid – could well prove to be the perfect replacement.