Wolves were linked with Morocco star Azzedine Ounahi yesterday – and the midfielder then absolutely dazzled against France, leading to huge praise from BBC commentator Danny Murphy.
Ounahi has been one of the stars of the World Cup so far.
The midfielder, who plays for Angers, has seriously impressed alongside his fellow midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, and now speculation is rife that he will be on the move in January.
Many clubs are now after him.
The World Cup is the ultimate shop window, and Angers stand to make a huge profit on a player they plucked from Avranches, a French third division club, in 2021.
Ounahi was said to be a player on Wolves’ radar ahead of Morocco’s semi-final clash with France.
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Despite a 2-0 defeat for a spirited Morocco, the 22-year-old was absolutely brilliant once again.
He was totally fearless and showcased his wonderful technical ability and tremendous work rate.
Murphy, commentating for the BBC, was blown away from Ounahi’s performance.
He said of the player on the hour mark, when it actually came up that Wolves were one of the teams interested: “I have to say, Ounahi’s performance again… sensational player. 22 years of age. I’m sure there’s a lot of admirers watching his performances in the last two or three games for Morocco. You can see why. He’s confident, skilful, has great energy, and a desire to get on the ball.
It was a genuine shame to see Ounahi finish on the losing side. He’ll now play in the third place play-off match against Croatia, and it will be a chance for him to crank up his market value one last time.
Azzedine Ounahi is a serious talent, Wolves have their cut out to sign him
Ounahi’s performance against France was nothing short of amazing.
The youngster was absolutely fearless against the world champions, and most of Morocco’s best play went though him.
There’s no doubt about it – he will have many clubs trying to sign him in January.
His technical ability is outstanding.
It was reported recently that Leicester City are ready to fork out £38.5 million to sign him (L’Equipe). But there is every chance a bidding war could break out and he’ll cost more than that.
Wolves would be very lucky to sign him.