Wolverhampton Wanderers are said to be interested in signing Vejle BK teenager Wahid Faghir, who has been described as the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

According to a report from Calciomercato, the 17-year-old is piquing the interest of several clubs from across Europe having impressed for the Danish Superliga side.

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Faghir is already a regular in Vejle’s first-team, and is being tipped to become senior Denmark international soon having been capped a few times at U18 level.

The talented youngster has five goals and two assists so far this season, and is shouldering a fair amount of responsibility with the club under threat of relegation.

Calciomercato say Wolves, Ajax and ‘some Italian clubs’ are on his tail, and that the starlet is valued at £2.1 million right now – but Vejle expect this to grow considerably.

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The report states how Faghir has already drawn comparisons to fellow Nordic striker Ibrahimovic due to him being ‘physically strong’, having ‘excellent basic technique’ and being ‘cold in front of goal’.

 

Faghir is clearly a very bright young talent, with UEFA including him in their January list of 50 youngsters to watch out for in 2021. They also push the ‘next Zlatan’ tag.

Wolves must monitor Faghir closely

Faghir seems like a really exciting prospect.

OB Odense vs Vejle Boldklub - Danish 3F Superliga
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There will be some Wolves fans out there who don’t want to hear about interest in another very young player, following the hardships experienced by Fabio Silva in 2020/21.

But Faghir has already gotten a fair bit of experience of senior football, which suggests him as being worth keeping an eye on at least.

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