Wolverhampton Wanderers face paying a significant transfer fee if they are to sign Odilon Kossounou this summer, according to the player’s agent.
Patrick Mork, who represents the Club Brugge player, believes his client has extremely exciting potential and would warrant a fee in excess of the £20 million that has been mentioned by some media outlets (including The Sun).
Wolves were last month claimed to be interested in the Ivory Coast international.
The 20-year-old has really caught the eye this season for Brugge, who are 15 points clear at the top of the Belgian Pro Division A, with the fewest goals conceded (18 in 27 games).
In the eyes of Mork, a big-money move awaits for Kossounou.
He told InterLive: “His price? The fee suggested by the media is too low.
“He is a special player. For me, he is a complete defender, very fast as he showed last year in the Champions League against a certain (Kylian) Mbappe.”
It seems that clubs are already positioning themselves over Kossounou, with Mork adding: “Serie A is a possible destination.
“For Odilon, we are talking to many clubs, especially from Italy. We have received various offers both last summer and now.”
Wolves seemingly have their work cut out
It looks like it will take a big effort from Wolves to sign Kossounou this summer if there is indeed interest from the Molineux club.
Clearly Willy Boly’s international teammate has a lot about him, and it seems he’ll command a pretty big transfer fee.
Brugge are in a position to demand a premium price for the centre-half, as he only signed a new contract with the club in January.
A new centre-half is on the agenda for Nuno this summer according to a recent claim from Tim Spiers (The Athletic), but whether Kossounou will be affordable for the level and age he’s at will remain to be seen.