IFK Gothenburg of Sweden midfielder, Alhassan Yusuf has strong prospects of a move to England in January’s transfer window, as English Premier League newcomers, Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly still interested in a deal for the former youth international.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that, though the initial hint of interest in Yusuf from Wolves failed to materialize into a deal during the summer spree, updated information indicates that The Molineux outfit remain keen on a deal for the lad.
Although Yusuf has a running contract with IFK till the summer of 2022, a report by Goteborgs-Posten indicates that he is high on the radar of Carl Onuoha Ikeme’s former club, as Wolves have followed up their summer interest in him.
The club with a strong history of Nigerian players in their squad, which once included Dominic Iorfa Jnr and Omatsone ‘Sone’ Aluko among others, him scouted last week, watched Yusuf in action for IFK against IK Sirius, and the 19-year-old played the entire match that his side won 2-1.
Although the former FC Hearts of Abuja youngster, who was born July 18, 2000 in Kano, is yet to score a single goal in 21 appearances for IFK, he remains highly rated, such that the Swedish club have moved fast to try and cash in on high demands rising for the lad.
In that regard, Goteborg have placed a staggering seven million Euros price tag on Yusuf, on who they aim to make a profit that is almost double what they received when young striker Benjamin Ngren moved from the same team to join Racing Genk of Belgium in August.
A report by Score Nigeria added: “Ajax, Barcelona, Watford and Anderlecht are among the clubs hot on the chase of the former FC Hearts star. Ironically, the exciting midfielder cost IFK almost nothing when he moved to Sweden last year and signed a pro deal when he clocked 18.
“This year Yusuf has been in sparkling form for IFK after he was handed his chance with the first team. A leading Swedish newspaper has ranked him as the No 1 player under 20 in the country.”