Wolverhampton Wanderers are said to be considering a swoop for highly-rated central defender Edmond Tapsoba.
According to a report from the Daily Express, the club are said to have placed the 22-year-old in their sights ahead of the next transfer window, following their defensive struggles this term.
Wolves have shipped 37 goals in 27 league games so far – only six teams in the division have conceded more.
Tapsoba – a senior Burkina Faso international – has been enjoying a superb rise since joining Bayer Leverkusen in January 2020.
He’s made 51 appearances already and is firmly established in Peter Bosz’s backline.
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But Wolves are not the only side on his tail – Manchester United are also said by the Express to be keen, as well as Leicester City.
The left-footed Tapsoba supposedly has a release clause of £44 million and Leverkusen will apparently not consider offers below that figure.
That would mean Wolves smashing their transfer record in order to get him.
It is not the first time Tapsoba has been linked with a move to Molineux – O Jogo claimed just before his move to Germany that Wolves had submitted a ‘concrete proposal’.
Tapsoba has world-class potential
Wolves fans should be excited by any idea of Tapsoba joining the club.
The defence needs rejuventing and Tapsoba has all the qualities of a modern-day centre-half.
He’s developing rapidly and there will undoubtedly be a battle to get him, but Wolves would have some player on their hands if they managed to poach him and play him with Willy Boly.
The official Bundesliga website has previously likened his play style to that of Jerome Boateng, describing him as ‘incredibly quick’ and ‘ridiculously strong’.