Wolves youngster Owen Otasowie has been attracting some of Europe’s biggest clubs, according to reports.
The Sun suggests that the 18-year-old is of interest to a number of big clubs, most likely due to the fact that his contract expires at the end of this campaign.
The American born centre-back made his professional debut the other day for Wolves in the Europa League, which must have made the interest grow even further for the versatile player.
As per the story, Arsenal, Liverpool, Schalke and PSG have all interest for the defender, who will have a big decision to make rather soon about the best path for his future.
With him debuting at such a young age, it is not a surprise to see teams sniffing around for him. Furthermore, with him playing such little senior football, it is hard to say exactly how good he is and how much potential he has from just 17 minutes in the Europa League. Nevertheless, the fact so many huge clubs are rumoured to want him, it is clear that this boy is a talent.
As for junior football, he has been fairly active. He has made four appearances in the Premier League 2 so far this season, played twice in the EFL Trophy for the U23. He has not scored a goal or an assist, but that is hardly damming evidence given his position.
In his brief appearance for the first-team, he came on with 17 minutes to go versus the struggling Braga and even nearly made a big name for himself by scoring, but his shot cannoned off the crossbar.
How far will Wolves go in the Europa League?
No further than the round of 16
Options are rife for the player in more ways than one, too. He is eligible to play for England, the United States and Nigeria, but has still not made his preference known.
It’s, of course, a good thing that the player is attracting such interest from other clubs. The most important thing now is for the club to sign him down to a longer period so they can actually benefit from his development.
It’s no secret that the club are going to be looking at some additional players in both central defence and midfield – the two positions he mostly plays in – in the upcoming window, so with the team needing players in that position, he’s well equipped to be knocking at the door for a place in the team sooner or later.