Wolverhampton Wanderers are allegedly closing in on their first transfer on the season, with reports stating that the Leonardo Campana deal is imminent.
Currently playing for Barcelona SC, the 19-year-old has featured 21 times for his side as they sit second in the Ecuadorian top-tier. Furthermore, he has already picked up four caps for the national team – so there’s no doubt there is plenty of talent there.
Within his performances, he has managed to score on four 0ccasions as well as assist on three, so he hasn’t exactly been prolific despite playing at the peak of Ecuadorian football.
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The report states that the team from the Black Country have fought off many other sides to ensure that he will be coming to Molineux.
One potential hiccup to the deal being completed will be the fact that he will be playing in the pre-Olympic Championship for his country between January 18 and February – the tournament that settles who will qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.
Campana will reportedly be playing for his country on the weekend when they face Peru, but will subsequently miss the game versus Colombia in order to sign for Wolves. The story claims that he could be earning more than £750,000 a year – around £15,000 per week.
Considering all of his football has been played in South America, there are obviously huge questions as to how good he will be and how far he will be off Premier League level. The fact he plays for his country’s first-team already is a huge sign that they rate him to be a top player, though.
With Wanderers letting go of Cutrone, there’s now a huge question of who will be his back up. Will it be Campana? It’s too early to tell, but if they are serious about challenging for Europe in the league again and in the Europa League, they would be putting a remarkable amount of pressure on this young man’s shoulders if Raul Jimenez was to get injured.