Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers have opened transfer talks for IFK Goteborg highly-prized midfielder Alhassan Yusuf, SCORENigeria can exclusively reveal.
However, SCORENigeria further learnt Wolves will have to meet the seven million Euros asking price of IFK if they were to get the highly-rated Yusuf.
Wolves, who now have Chinese owners, plan to buy the 19-year-old former FC Hearts star and then loan him out to another club most likely in Belgium.
“Wolves have been discussing a possible transfer for Alhassan, but the main stumbling block is the seven million Euros upfront IFK Goteborg are asking for the player,” a source familiar with the transaction told SCORENigeria
“IFK are desperate to balance their books.
“The negotiations have been on going and hopefully an agreement could soon be reached.”
Last year, Yusuf signed his first professional contract with IFK and this year he has taken his chance in the first team to emerge as one of the most exciting young talents in Sweden.
He is essentially a central midfielder, but he could also play as a defensive or attacking midfielder.
He has been linked with several top clubs including Barcelona, Ajax Amsterdam, Anderlecht and Watford.