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Opinion: Latest transfer reports should excite Wolves fans even further ahead of PL return

Wolves fans in the Transfer Tavern will be excited by reports from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio via the Birmingham Mail that they are linked with a rising star in Italian football, Andrea Favilli.

The 21 year-old Pisa born striker has had an interesting career thus far, and it might be about to take another unexpected move. he scored 8 goals in 14 appearances for Ascoli last season, a fantastic return, but suffered a cruciate ligament injury.

Despite the fact he only signed for Juventus 13 days ago, Favilli might make an incredibly quick switch to the Black County. This deal would echo the Benik Afobe deal, in which Stoke City signed the forward just 11 days after he made his move to Molineux permanent. The Afobe deal, makes this deal seem far less far fetched than one might initially think. Signing for €7.5m, Turin based Juventus have reportedly put a price tag of £17m, on the Italian, which would see them make an incredibly fast profit on their investment.

Oddities of the deal aside, if Wolverhampton Wanderers do bring in Favilli, he would be an extremely exciting talent. To sign for Italian giants Juventus in the first place shows how highly rated he is. Nuno Espirito Santo bringing in the Italian would show even more ambition to do more than just survive in the Premier League next season.

Landlord’s Verdict

In the crazy modern world of football transfers, this may turn out a good signing for Wolves. £17m for a highly rated 21-year-old striker who has proved himself as a goal scorer in the Italian top flight is not a bad piece of business, despite the fact he has only just signed for Juventus.

Wolves fans, what do you think? Let us know below

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