Wolverhampton Wanderers won’t be signing Boubakary Soumare, with reports claiming he is closing in on an move to Leicester City.
The midfielder enforcer is claimed by the Daily Mail to be on the verge of joining the Foxes. The deal is said to be worth about £23 million.
This follows information from Fabrizio Romano earlier this month that the player is bound for the King Power Stadium.
The Daily Mail’s report mentions the fact that Wolves had been admirers of Soumare.
It seems there will be no acting on this admiration, and that’s a real shame.
Soumare is a fantastic young player. He possesses qualities that Wolves could really do with right now.
He’s a holding midfielder, but has the capacity to burst forward with the ball and into the space.
He is physically strong, but also good on the ball.
Arguably, Wolves lacked an ‘all-rounder’ last season, and it would have been great to see the club make a move on Soumare.
It looks like the 22-year-old will become a Foxes player soon then, and that’s brilliant for them.
£23 million is a steal, for a player whose game is already impressively well-rounded, and will certainly get better in the coming years.
Leicester’s recruitment record over the past few years has generally been excellent, which does suggest Wolves are missing out on a great deal.
Hopefully, Fosun have something in the pipeline.