Wolves transfer news: Wanderers tracking New Zealand star Matt Garbett
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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers tracking New Zealand star Matt Garbett

Wolves are reportedly keeping tabs on rising New Zealand star Matt Garbett.

According to The Sun, Wanderers, Frank Lampard’s Everton and Leicester City are all eyeing the talented 20-year-old.

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Garbett forced his way into Torino’s first-team squad back in April, after catching the eye with some impressive displays for the youth team.

He is yet to make his first-team debut for the Serie A outfit.

The youngster has impressed with New Zealand though, his latest display coming in a 1-0 defeat to Peru last weekend.

Midfielder Garbett, who was actually born in London, has eight caps for his country so far.

There is also interest from foreign clubs in Garbett; Sevilla and United Arab Emirates outfit Al Ain also have him on their radars.

Garbett will next be in action on Tuesday, with New Zealand in action against Costa Rica in their World Cup play-off.

It is expected that scouts will be in attendance to watch him.

Wolves facing big competition for exciting youngster Matt Garbett

It looks as though Wolves will not have it easy to sign Garbett.

Clearly, the 20-year-old has been making great progress of late and is a hot prospect.

Interestingly, at the time of his move to Torino, the player’s father stated that Garbett had already had a couple of offers from Premier League sides (via Stuff).

It remains to be seen if Wolves can beat off the competition. Perhaps a selling point for Garbett is that Bruno Lage does like to give youth a chance.

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And it’s likely Ruben Neves will be leaving Molineux this summer, and so there could be potential for him to get first-team minutes.

That said, if Neves goes then there’s surely a good chance that Joao Palhinha comes in as a direct replacement.