Ecuadorian outlet EFE have claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers will confirm the signing of teenage striker Leonardo Campana from Barcelona SC on Monday, having agreed terms this week.
Campana, 19, is a four-time Ecuador international and has played 21 times for his current club Barcelona SC – who currently sit in second place in Ecuador’s top tier. He has scored four times and created three more goals for the first team.
That has caught the attention of Wolves who have worked to win the race for Campana, and it appears that the South American striker will be on his way to the Midlands – the only thing stalling a move being the pre-Olympic Championship.
South American countries will take part in the qualifying campaign between January 18 and February 1, and Campana is part of Ecuador’s side as they look to qualify to compete at this summer’s Olympic games in Tokyo.
Campana will be in action for Ecuador on Saturday as they take on Peru, but he will miss Wednesday’s match against Colombia in order to sign for Wolves. It is believed he will put pen to paper on terms worth more than £750,000 a year.
TBR’s view – Could Campana become the needle in the haystack?
A complete unknown, Campana’s stats are something worth taking note. Despite his lack of senior appearances at club level, he has already represented his country – a good footballing nation at that – four times.
The striker obviously has quality. Standing at 6ft 2in, Campana is certainly renowned for his hold up play, strength and ability in the air but also has a degree of pace and can run the channels. Perhaps a mirror of Raul Jimenez.
Yes, Campana is an unknown, but he might just have the ability to become the needle in the haystack.