Wolves are in talks to sign young Ecuadorian forward Leonardo Campana according to reports.
Sky Sports have suggested that the U20 South American Championship top scorer could be moving to the Black Country as Wolves and Barcelona SC try and nail out a deal.
If the deal does go through, then it is expected that he will be joining up with the team’s under-23 side rather than the first-team.
Additionally, due to the Ecuadorian having a Spanish passport, he will not have to be granted a work permit to join the club.
Wolves aren’t the only decent size club to be interested, with Serie A team Napoli also allegedly keen.
All the signs are there that Campana could become a top player. At 19-years, it’s not only the junior tournaments where he has made a name for himself. He has made 15 appearances for his hometown in the league, scoring three times and assisting twice, and has even earned himself four caps for the international first-team now.
Considering that he is already a full international at his young age, then there can be no harm to adding this youngster to the ranks in Wolverhampton. In fact, considering that Wolves hardly have the longest list of out-and-out strikers available to them, he might have his eyes on a place in and around the first-team sooner rather than later.
Do you think Leonardo Campana is a good buy?
Yes, there is little risk
No. We need someone for now
Rumours are also building that Patrick Cutrone – the obvious back-up option to Raul Jimenez when he is not available – is going to move back to his native Italy, with Fiorentina reportedly seriously interested.
However, apart from Cutrone – and perhaps Diogo Jota who is more comfortable playing wide – there is no real back up to Raul Jimenez. Therefore, if Cutrone did leave and there was no replacement sourced, then it would surely leave Campaana pretty high up the list as a forward who is most ready for the first-team.