Defender Odilon Kossounou is set to complete a move to Bayer Leverkusen, after being linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this year.

The 20-year-old is reported by Het Nieuwsblad to be nearing a transfer to the Bundesliga club, and the fee could supposedly reach 30 million (£26 million) in total.

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It would be the foray into a top-five European league the Ivorian deserves after a great 2020/21 season with Club Brugge.

Brugge comfortably won the Belgian league title. They finished 16 points clear of Royal Antwerp in second.

Brugge were easily the best defensive side in the division, shipping just 26 goals in their 34 games.

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Odilon Kossounou (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Kossounou, who made 27 league appearances, was a key reason behind that solidity at the back.

His move to Leverkusen appears to be nearing, and Sun journalist Alan Nixon has claimed on Twitter that the news is coming as a disappointment to a few Premier League clubs.

 

Wolves were linked with a move for Kossounou back in February.

One wonders if Wolves are one of the clubs Nixon is referring to.

Wolves need an experienced addition

Kossounou may well end up deveoping into a fine player at Leverkusen.

Wolves were reported to be keen earlier this year but, really, Bruno Lage now needs a central defender with experience.

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He has already brought in Yerson Mosquera.

As promising as Kossounou is, somebody like James Tarkowski would be a much better option anyway.

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