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Wolves transfer news: Wolves battling European giants for goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina

Wolves are reportedly battling it out with a number of European giants for Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina.

According to the Shropshire Star, Wanderers are trying to land the 18-year-old ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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And the price being claimed by the publication is £3 million.

That is considerably lower than the £10 million claims that were going around earlier this week.

Wolves are hoping they can win the race for Slonina by being able to offer the youngster a genuine pathway to first-team football.

Wolves have a decent track record with that in recent times.

The likes of Rayan Ait-Nouri and Fabio Silva have had decent game time with the first-team since coming to the club as teenagers.

And Bruno Lage handed Premier League debuts to Toti Gomes, Luke Cundle and Chem Campbell in 2021/22.

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Wolves are working on a deal, but the final decision rests with Slonina.

Undoubtedly, there will be a real temptation to join one of Europe’s elite clubs.

But it’s thought a decision will not be particularly imminent.

The Shropshire Star points out that the MLS season doesn’t finish until October, so it’s possible he may not join Wolves – if they win the race – until 2023.

Wolves’ track record with youngsters might help them win £3 million Slonina race

It could be difficult for the club to land Slonina, but there are clear examples of young players being given chances at Molineux.

Potentially, it could be many more years before he comes a regular at one of those elite clubs.

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Obviously right now, Wolves have a fantastic number one in Jose Sa.

But maybe in a few years’ time, after a couple of loan spells, he might be ready to make a challenge.

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