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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers showing interest in young striker Aidomo Emakhu

Wolves are reportedly monitoring Shamrock Rovers’ young striker Aidomo Emakhu.

According to The Irish Sun, the 18-year-old is being looked at by several clubs after bursting onto the scene last season with a last-minute winner against Teuta in a Europa Conference League qualifier.

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That was one of two goals he scored, but it’s stated most of his appearances came as a substitute.

The starlet is seen as a raw talent, and already has a number of clubs on his tail.

Italian outfit Lecce – who are to play in Serie A next season after gaining promotion – are said to be showing strong interest in the player. But there is also interest from AS Roma, Celtic, Southampton and Wolves.

According to another report from the Mirror, Shamrock are looking to bank over €350,000 (£300,000) if they are to sell Emakhu.

They also want to insert a sell-on clause in the hope of benefiting financially later down the line.

Wolves winning the race for Emakhu would likely see him head straight into James Collins’ U23s.

Bruno Lage is pretty well stacked for wide forward options right now. And the manager has Chiquinho and Chem Campbell knocking on the door for opportunities.

Wolves stand good chance of landing Aidomo Emakhu

It seems Lecce are very keen on Emakhu. They have already seen a bid turned down for him according to the Mirror.

But Wolves stand a decent chance of signing Emakhu if they push.

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The club have an excellent academy, and we have seen in recent times some players get chances at first-team level, like Toti Gomes, Luke Cundle and Campbell.

That said, there has been a trend of young Irish players heading to Italy in recent times. Kevin Zefi left Shamrock to sign for Inter Milan. And AC Milan signed Cathal Heffernan on loan from Cork City. So Emakhu might see his immediate future overseas.

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