Wolves are reportedly keen to sign World Cup sensation Azzedine Ounahi, a player Jose Mourinho recently lavished praise on.
Morocco finally crashed out of the tournament last night against France.
The north African nation’s dream is over. But they can hold their heads high after putting in an extremely courageous performance against the world champions, who ran out 2-0 winners.
France will face Argentina in the final on Sunday.
But everyone is singing Morocco’s praises for their exploits at the tournament.
They showed themselves to be a brilliant outfit under Walid Regragui. And many of their players will now become the subject of interest from clubs.
That will certainly be the case for Ounahi, who dazzled in Qatar.
The 22-year-old featured in Morocco’s midfield alongside Sofyan Amrabat for only his 16th cap. And he absolutely wowed with his technical quality and work rate.
He made a particularly big impression on AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho, who said of him leading up to last night’s game (via Goal): “They have individuals, [Yassine] Bounou was an individual during the competition and in this game was the same, [Sofyan] Amrabat, I know him from Italian football, very good player but their No.8, the young boy that plays in France in Angers, Ounahi was absolutely incredible. So, they have players, a coach and an incredible spirit.”
Wanderers were mentioned as being keen on Ounahi during BBC’s coverage of the game.
And it has been reported that Leicester City are ready to pay big money for Ounahi.
Wolves target Azzedine Ounahi is now going to cost a fortune, as Morocco hero gets Jose Moutinho seal of approval
Ounahi has been one of the tournament’s stars, and there will now be a real clamour to sign him.
Angers have the player contracted with them until 2026. That means they’re within their rights to slap a huge asking price on him.
Knowing how much clubs are interested in him, they could easily ask for more than the £38.5 million Leicester are reportedly willing to pay.
Wolves will do incredibly well to sign Ounahi.
But having done business with Angers before over Rayan Ait-Nouri, perhaps there is an outside chance.