Wolverhampton Wanderers look to be closing in on their first signing of the summer.

The Express & Star reported yesterday that Yerson Mosquera is set to join the club, with a £4.5 million deal in place.

Mosquera plays his football in his homeland of Colombia with Atletico Nacional.

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Fans will be forgiven for not knowing much, if anything, about him.

Here are a few things to know about the South American:

International pedigree

Mosquera has a lot of promise. He has already featured for his country at U20 level.

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Yerson Mosquera (Photo by Juan Ignacio Roncoroni-Pool/Getty Images)

He is viewed as his country’s next big defensive hope.

Currently, there are two centre-halves hailing from Colombia who have made it to the Premier League – Everton’s Yerry Mina and Tottenham Hotspur star Davinson Sanchez.

It looks as though Mosquera is all set to become the third.

Manchester clubs wanted him

Wolves’ gain looks to be Manchester United and Manchester City’s loss.

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Reports are indicating that the two Premier League giants were both keen on the 20-year-old.

But Wolves have won the race, which also included Club Brugge.

 

He’s physically strong

Babagol provide some information on what Mosquera brings to the table.

It appears he is quite impressive from a physicality standpoint.

Winning tackles and aerial duels appear to be the best parts of his game.

It’s mentioned though that, while decent on the ball, his first touch can sometimes let him down. He can also apparently be a little clumsy.

One would hope the youngster will iron those things out as he gets older.

He can also play in midfield

It may come as no surprise for Wolves fans to learn that Mosquera can also play in midfield, just like Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker.

That is potentially going to make him very handy for Bruno Lage.

It’s been claimed he’ll be in and around the first-team squad upon joining.

Hopefully he’ll make a smooth transition and be able to feature nice and early for Wolves

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