Who is the ‘new Lewandowski’ Wolves have been linked with?


Nuno Espirito Santo has never shied away from blooding through youngsters in the first-team, handing a total of 10 appearances to four players under the age of 20 while naming another in the matchday squad without bringing him on, so it’s no a surprise to see Wolverhampton Wanderers linked with hot prospects.

According to Sportowefakty (h/t Sport Witness), we’re interested in Alexsander Buksa and aim to bring him to Molineux next summer. Jorge Mendes has held talks with Pini Zahavi over a potential deal, but his asking price at Wisla Krakow is uncertain.

Buksa has been called the ‘new Lewandowski’ and is on the radar of Barcelona, Atalanta, Inter Milan, AS Monaco, Bayern Munich, AS Roma and Sassuolo, so his future looks bright.

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Who is Buksa?

A 17-year-old striker who has made 33 appearances in all competitions for Wisla, scoring four goals. Buksa has represented Poland at U15 (six caps), U16 (seven caps, four goals), U17 (three caps) and U19 (two caps) level too. This season, he’s racked up 8 appearances at club level without scoring a goal.

Wisla expect the Polish striker to leave but want to be compensated handsomely. And although Transfermarkt say Buksa’s deal runs until 2023, Sportowefakty believe his contract actually expires in 2021. That means Wisla risk losing the 17-year-old for nothing next summer if he doesn’t put pen to paper on an extension.

Should Buksa sign a three-year deal at Wisla, he’ll have a €5m release clause, so his club will earn some money from his sale. Sportowefakty say the striker ‘gave his word to Jakub Błaszczykowski that the matter would be completed’, but there’s no guarantee he will stick to such a promise.

It remains to be seen whether we can beat out competition from the likes of Barcelona, Atalanta, Inter, Monaco, Bayern, Roma and Sassuolo, but Buksa does appear to be a talented youngster who may flourish at Wolves – we’re already trying to develop strikers such Leonardo Campana and Renat Dadashov.

Time will tell if Buksa is the latest teenager to arrive at Molineux. It may depend on how talks went between Mendes and Zahavi.

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