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Wolves transfer news: Club showed keen interest in Billal Brahimi

Wolves reportedly showed a keen interest in Billal Brahimi, before he completed a January move to Nice.

TEAMtalk have reported Wanderers were one of a few clubs to have monitored the youngster while he was still at Angers.

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Brahimi used to play for Middlesbrough, and was a big prospect within their academy.

But he left the Riverside Stadium to join Reims on a free transfer in 2019.

He then moved to Angers – the former club of Romain Saiss and Rayan Ait-Nouri – last summer.

That turned out to be only a flying visit, with Brahimi having now joined Nice.

Before making that move, Wolves supposedly showed interest in the forward.

Apparently Leeds United and Rangers were also taking a look at him, but it was Nice who won the race. Supposedly they turned their attention to him after failing to land Jesse Lingard.

They describe him as a ‘powerful, technical with an ability to get forward’. He cites Riyad Mahrez as one of his role models.

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Ultimately, Wolves did land a young forward in January.

The club swooped for Chiquinho, who made his first-team yesterday in the 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.

Chiquinho is very much a player for the future, but will work with Bruno Lage’s first-team between now and the end of the season.

Wolves will hope they’ve made the right choice with Chiquinho following Brahimi claim

Maybe Angers weren’t so keen to do business with Wolves again after Wanderers pinched Ait-Nouri from them last summer (although they did successfully negotiate a very high sell-on clause).

Brahimi is a talent, but Wolves will be hoping Chiquinho will show exactly why he was the man they decided to sign.

His cameo against Norwich yesterday was fairly promising.

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Given the likes of Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto will be available again soon, we might not see too much of him between now and the end of the season.

But he’s one for the future, and hopefully he’ll show there is no need for any regrets over Brahimi.