Wolves have confirmed that striker Leonardo Campana has signed for Inter Miami on a six-month loan deal.
Campana spent the first half of the season at Grasshoppers, and that time in Switzerland has come to an end as he moves to MLS.
David Beckham is of course the part-owner of the club, with his former England and Manchester United teammate Phil Neville the manager.
Their sporting director Chris Henderson has spoken about how pleased he is to get the move over the line, as per the Miami Herald.
“We’re excited to acquire a player of Leonardo’s pedigree,” he said.
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“He’s a hungry young forward with a lot of promise, and we’re confident we’ll be able to develop him and help him reach his full potential with us.
“He’ll add to our attack and give us a great option up front and we believe he can score goals in this league.”
Speaking to Wolves’ official website, strategic player marketing manager, Matt Jackson explained the thinking behind it from a Molineux point of view.
“More game time and a very progressive environment. Leo’s from South America and will be entering a culture where developing young players is very prevalent. Miami have South America connections as well, so it’s a brilliant fit, and the player wants to go to prove himself.
“We’ve got a mix of players over there assisting Grasshoppers, and it’s been an excellent place for Leo to learn football lessons early on, competing with Leo Bonatini for the forward position, and he’s developed as a player there.
“Now, this is a great way for him to improve more. Sometimes it’s a different environment players can be more comfortable in, and he is very ambitious. He’s a great character, I met him earlier in the season, he’s a driven individual who wants to be a good as he can, like most young players, and we think it’s a very good platform for him.”
Campana scored three goals in his first five games at Grasshoppers but has not found the back of the net since August, and only made six league starts during his loan spell.
Therefore, he will be hoping that he can get more time on the pitch in America and find the back of the net more regularly.
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