Wolverhampton Wanderers starlet Owen Otasowie is being tracked by Europe’s biggest clubs.
According to The Telegraph, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid are all pursuing Otasowie. All three had scouts watching on as he made his first-team debut for Wolves last Thursday in the Europa League.
Otasowie was introduced as a second-half substitute, playing 17 minutes against Besiktas. Wolves won the game 4-0 and Otasowie nearly made it five with his shot against the bar.
Scouts were present to check up on the 18-year-old, who is renowned for his physicality. Predominantly a centre-back, Otasowie is also comfortable playing in a holding midfield role.
Arsenal are also keen on Otasowie, along with Hamburg, according to a recent report by The Sun. Scouts have been watching the USA U18 starlet (who also qualifies for England and Nigeria) in U23 action this season.
But Arsenal face a growing battle to land Otasowie. Wolves will be desperate to keep the teenager but there are some major European clubs chasing him ahead of the January window.
Otasowie is already showing that he can push for first-team spots at Wolves in the near future. With Willy Boly out injured and Jesus Vallejo struggling, should Nuno Espirito Santo think about promoting Otasowie on a more permanent basis?
First-team chances could be the factor which helps Wolves keep the American teen. Arsenal might also offer Otasowie game time, given their defensive struggles, as a ball-playing defender.