Sheffield United and Wolves will reportedly go head to head to try and sign IFK Goteborg star, Alhassan Yusuf, according to a report from Score Nigeria.
Yusuf has been a revelation over in Sweden for one of the giants of the nation in recent seasons. The midfielder was a regular last term, racking up 26 appearances, scoring twice and setting up a further two.
However, his form appears to have caught the attention of clubs in the Premier League, with both the Blades and Wolves said to be keen on landing the teenager.
Yusuf capped last season by winning the Young Player of the Year award in Sweden, quite the achievement for a player who had not even made a competitive appearance the season prior.
Nigeria caps will surely beckon soon for the midfielder. As could a move to one of Europe’s bigger leagues. The report from Score Nigeria claims Wolves may bid just shy of £7m for the youngster. However, it also claims the Blades have bid, albeit at just half that figure at the moment.
It’s not the most unlikely of transfer rumours we have seen, given United’s expansion into the European market of late.
Chris Wilder and Alan Knill are open to signing players with the right quality and attitude, no matter where they’re from. The club proved in January they are willing to branch out, with the signings of Sander Berge and Panos Retsos catching the eye.
Yusuf certainly seems a quality player. At just 19, he has time to develop further, too. However, it will come down to money. If Wolves are already offering more, then it could well rule us out.
Add to that the fact Wolves will likely offer bigger wages and United could face an uphill task on this one.