According to L’Equipe, Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of three clubs ‘closely following’ Brandon Soppy and ‘would be ready’ to pay £6.9m for his signature. The 17-year-old is highly-rated and currently represents Stade Rennais at u19 level while making appearances for France u18s.
Wolves have made it transfer policy to procure young talents, having signed Pedro Neto (19), Patrick Cutrone (21), Bruno Jordao (21) and Renat Dadashov (20) over the summer, but Soppy is a bit inexperienced compared to their other acquisitions.
The 17-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for Rennes, so he must have made an impression on scouts if Wolves are convinced to make a £7m move. Soppy is unlikely to edge out Matt Doherty, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh and Jonny Otto at right-back just yet, but he clearly has potential.
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L’Equipe say Soppy is knocking on the door of the first-team and competing with Sacha Boey & Hamari Traoré for a starting place. And with AS Monaco & RB Leipzig also interested in his signature, it’s clear Wolves aren’t the only side who believe the right-back has a bright future.