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Jean-Kevin Augustin could be a marquee signing for Wolves

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Jean-Kevin Augustin could be a marquee signing for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly in the race to sign centre-forward Jean-Kevin Augustin from German side RB Leipzig.

According to the Sun, the West Midlands club are in competition with Premier League duo Everton and Southampton for his signature, while Valencia are also mooted as potential suitors.

It is understood that Everton made an initial approach last month for the 21-year-old and Leipzig will not stand in the player’s way to leave if their £38million valuation is met.

The report details that Wolves have also now made an approach for the French striker with their interest and manager Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to add another attacker.

Leipzig’s upcoming talent would be a gamble signing for any Premier League team in January, but one that Wolves should fight hard to make.

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Augustin is a rapid centre-forward with immense potential and Wolves would be investing in a potential superstar if they bring him to Molineux.


He’s got express pace to hurt defenders in behind and he’s also proven himself to be decent in the Bundesliga.

The France Under-21 international has now made 61 senior appearances for Leipzig and managed 20 goals in return.

Augustin is hardly a permanent feature in the starting XI at his German club, which is why his goal return would rise more games and at his age he should keep improving.

Wolves could do with a dynamic striker to compete with Raul Jimenez and Augustin ticks a lot of boxes for Nuno.

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