The president of Angers has confirmed a number of offers have already come in for midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, amid speculation Wolves are in the race.
The 22-year-old has been one of the stars of the 2022 World Cup, helping Morocco reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
Ounahi impressed every time he took to the field alongside Sofyan Amrabat.
The ace showcased brilliant technical ability, but also superb work rate.
Ultimately, Morocco finished fourth at the tournament which is an incredible achievement – and Ounahi more than played his part in that.
Inevitably, transfer speculation has been rife about Ounahi over the past couple of weeks.
The youngster has caught the attention of many clubs for his performances on the world stage, including Wolves.
And now, the president of Ounahi’s club Angers, Said Chabane, has said that offers have already come in for the player.
He said (via Goal): “We have offers for Azzedine Ounahi. Approaches from big clubs and medium clubs. It comes from everywhere. Italy, Spain, England and France. Our wish is to find a deal in January, but that it remains until the end of the season.”
It has been reported that Leicester City are keen to offer around £39 million for Ounahi, who was described as ‘a sensational player’ by the BBC’s Danny Murphy during Morocco’s game with France.
Thay may be an indicator as to what kind of money it will take to prise the maestro away from the French club.
With so many clubs keen though, it’s possible he could go for much more than that.
Angers president’s comments indicate a willingness to sell, but a deal will be difficult for Wolves
Clearly Chabane is open to doing business next month over Ounahi, which is good news for Wolves on the face of it.
But there’s just so much competition for him, and rightly so.
He has shown himself to be a brilliant player at the World Cup. He’s also having a good season domestically, with only Lionel Messi completing more successful dribbles than him in Ligue 1 so far.
At the moment, Wolves have other areas of the team they need to be focusing on.
Between Boubacar Traore and Matheus Nunes, Wolves are OK for box-to-box midfielders.
That said, it’s possible Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho will both leave next summer. So it might be smart to account for that next month.