Wolverhampton Wanderers missed out on Nelson Oliveira after failing to trigger his release clause before the January transfer window shut, but Nuno Espirito Santo seems content to call upon Leonardo Campana as backup for Raul Jimenez.
The 19-year-old joined Wolves from Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC Guayaquil just over two weeks ago and was initially earmarked for the u23s. Campana had a lot of first-team football at his former club, but the LigaPro Serie A isn’t on the level of the Premier League, so he’ll need time to develop in England.
After Patrick Cutrone joined Fiorentina, Wolves have been in need for cover in attack – Raul Jimenez has made 38 appearances already this season. Campana didn’t make the matchday squad in Wolves’ 0-0 draw with Manchester United (February 1), but Nuno has said he’s looking to promote the centre-forward in due time.
The Wolves manager revealed days ago: “It’s about progress, about improving, and transforming into a good option for us. (Campana) is working well. He’s a good player and I think he’s a good option. He’s a good back up to have and a player that we want to improve and make better. This is our philosophy, try to bring players that where we still believe there is space for improvement.”
Benny Ashley-Seal was briefly drafted in as cover, but he’s since been loaned out to Accrington Stanley. Wolves also have Renat Dadashov and Bright Enobakhare as an option, but Campana is likely to be top of the pile.