Wolverhampton Wanderers are reported to be scouting Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill.
TEAMtalk have claimed the Black Country club are on the tail of the Englishman, who has impressed at Turf Moor since his arrival in January 2020.
A host of sides are looking at the 25-year-old, who moved from Bristol City for a fee of around £9 million (BBC Sport).
It’s explained that Wolves have been scouting the player in recent months, as have Aston Villa, West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
Brownhill has clocked up 36 appearances already for the Clarets and has quickly become a key player in their midfield.
The Wolves midfield has been somewhat underwhelming this season.
Ruben Neves has performed well in 2021, but Joao Moutinho has been not been at his vintage best, and Leander Dendoncker has struggled.
Some have argued that Neves and Moutinho are a little too similar, with both being technicians that players can sometimes run rings around.
Arguably, there is a lack of an energetic presence in the engine room, and Brownhill is all about working hard and being aggressive and tenacious.
Potentially, he’d be a nice player for Wolves to have in their squad – it’s also worth pointing out he wore the captain’s armband at Bristol City, indicating there are leadership qualities which could be of use in a young Wolves squad.
On social media, there were some Wolves fans against a potential deal for £40,000-a-week star Brownhill (Spotrac), but plenty of others recognise him as a pretty good player:
Ooooooh yes please
— They call him Pedro Neto (@GoldenPalaceWW) March 7, 2021
I cannot see this happening myself, very un Wolves like, since when do we sign these sorts of players, no disrespect to Burnley & Brownhill but there are better options available.
— Matthew Fellows (@matt_fellows97) March 8, 2021
Rather Jack Cork & Tarkowski in a 50m deal
— Fraser (@FW90) March 8, 2021
Less than average player who would never improve our squad in a million years
— mac (@Amblecotewolf) March 8, 2021
To be honest, we have MGW and Vitinha warming our bench, I’d have Brownhill, I’d also take Ben Mee and James Tarkowski too the way we defend. We are still 2-3 wins away from being safe.
— Ian Tofts (@Tofts8) March 8, 2021
— Neto1877 (@WWFC_Sam1877) March 8, 2021
Blimey, these comments are mad. Brownhill has been class for Burnley. Going forward I don’t think he’s what we need but defo wouldn’t be totally against us signing him. https://t.co/x25SPYHRTC
— Aden (@adenwwfc_) March 8, 2021
why are the replies like they are lol, we need depth and from what I’ve seen he’s decent. premier league proven too https://t.co/0c23KElzKM
— Tyler (@tylerwwfc) March 8, 2021
The replies stink 🤢 he’s a solid player and it’s not like he’d be a marquee signing
Just think he’s a prem proven quality 25yo and we need to move Moutinho on I would like this if another midfielder came aswell https://t.co/j8jiPfYWA3
— hayden🐺 (@haydenbd_) March 8, 2021
You’d be silly not to take him. Not as a marquee signing or anything but he’d be class squad depth. https://t.co/gwKpcfGIQ2
— Alfie (@aepearson02) March 8, 2021