Wolves are among several clubs tracking teenage Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski, who is on loan at Parma from Atalanta.
FC Inter News reported [via Sport Witness] that the Molineux outfit are joined by Juventus and Arsenal in monitoring the 19-year-old Swedish underage international, who is valued at €25m (£21.56m) and has also attracted interest from Internazionale.
According to FC Inter News, Atalanta hope to avoid selling Kulusevski until next summer at the earliest, in the hope that they can extract a higher transfer fee from any prospective deal.
Coming into this weekend, Kulusevski had started all of Parma’s games in Serie A and Coppa Italia so far this season, scoring twice and assisting five goals in 12 appearances. [via TransferMarkt]
He plays primarily as a right winger, although he can also operate at centre-forward and in an attacking midfield role. [via TransferMarkt]
He averages 2.5 key passes a game and, with a match average of 2.4 successful dribbles, he is also adept at beating opponents one-on-one. [via WhoScored]
However, he is not the most efficient player in possession of the ball, with a modest passing accuracy rate of 75.5% from just 27.8 passes per game. [via WhoScored]
Those figures are still better than Wolves right winger Adama Traore, though, who has a 68.2% passing success rate from 21.1 passes per game this season. Also, the 23-year-old has averaged just 1.1 key passes per game so far this term, less than half of Kulusevski’s average, but he has an edge on the youngster in terms of dribbling, with 2.9 per game. [via WhoScored]
Kulusevski is four years younger than Traore but has a better goalscoring ratio than the Wolves winger, as well as retaining possession better and offering more key passes per game.
He certainly seems to represent a worthwhile transfer target for Wolves, but they would likely have to fend off considerable competition if they are to entice him to Molineux.
Wolves fans, do you think Kulusevski would be a good signing? Would he get in the team ahead of Traore? Comment below with your views!
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