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Wolves transfer news: Hamburg unlikely to keep Mario Vuskovic

Hamburg are reportedly unlikely to keep hold of defender Mario Vuskovic this summer, amid recent transfer interest from Wolves.

According to Hamburger Morgenpost (via GFNG), the 2. Bundesliga outfit feel as though their talented 20-year-old should depart.

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Interest is mounting in the Croatian, and Wolves and Brentford are both mentioned as having been keeping tabs on the player recently.

Vuskovic has actually only just signed for Hamburg.

He spent the 2021/22 season on loan there, with the German outfit – who have just been relegated – turning the move permanent for just £2.5 million via their option to buy.

But they see an opportunity to turn a quick profit.

Several unnamed Bundesliga sides are also keen on him.

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It was claimed recently that Wolves were considering making an offer for the starlet, with Hamburg valuing him at around £8.6 million.

Since those reports though, Wolves have moved to sign Nathan Collins from Burnley.

Wanderers splashed £20 million on the Republic of Ireland centre-back, so it may well be that there is now less need to go for a player like Vuskovic, who is a similar age and also right-footed.

Wolves may no longer have need for Vuskovic after Collins transfer

Vuskovic is a real talent, and someone will surely be snapping him up this summer after Hamburg’s relegation.

Whether that club will be Wolves though remains to be seen.

Bruno Lage now has a fairly big pool of centre-back options following the arrival of Collins.

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Perhaps the only way Wolves move for Vuskovic is if someone leaves. Perhaps the most likely to depart would be Willy Boly given his age and struggles for form at the back end of last season.

But so far nothing has been written about the Ivory Coast international, and it seems he is set for another season at Molineux.

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