Wolves have announced the signing of Ecuadorian teenager Leonardo Campana from Barcelona SC. The forward has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal at Molineux and will join up with the under 23’s.
Campana is already a full Ecuador international after making his debut for his country last year in a 1-0 defeat to USA.
The signing is expected to cost Wolves around £800,000. But who is Leonardo Campana?
Career so far
It has been a hectic year for the 19-year-old.
Campana began his career when Barcelona SC signed him at the age of 16.
The youngster made his debut for Ecuador U20’s in January 2019 before making his full debut for Barcelona SC just two months later.
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However, Campana started to gain attention abroad when he finished as top scorer in the South American U20 Championship as Ecuador went on to win the competition.
He then made his debut for Ecuador as a substitute back in March 2019.
His first professional goal for Barcelona SC came in April 2019 in a 2-1 win over Delfin SC. Since then, he has played 16 times for Barcelona and has bagged himself three goals.
Campana is also a client of super-agent Jorge Mendes who has been playing a role in recent transfers at Wolves.
Sporting excellence runs through the Campana family.
Leonardo is the son of Pablo Campana, a former tennis player who once reached the Third Round of the US Open and competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics. His father is now a politician and the current Minister of Commerce in Ecuador.
Campana’s grandfather, Isidro Romero, was once the President of Barcelona SC for 15 years and the club’s current stadium is named after him.
His great-grandfather also won six Ecuadorian league winners’ medals in the 1920’s.
Leonardo certainly has an influential family and will hope to follow in their footsteps with a successful career at Wolves.