Transfer target praised by Solbakken
New Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has praised striker Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson amid reports he is preparing a bid for the youngster.
The 21-year-old has caught the eye of a number of Premier League and Championship clubs after hitting 11 goals in as many games for his club Lillestrom. Everton, Sunderland, Reading, Fulham and Ipswich have all been linked with a move for the 6ft 1ins striker. Reports last week suggested that Everton had made the first move by launching a £3million bid to take Sigurdarson to Goodison Park. However, Solbakken's connections in Scandinavia may give him the edge in the race to secure the youngster's signature. The 44-year-old former FC Copenhagen boss has refused name any of his summer targets but he did take time out to praise Sigurdarson's talents, raising hopes of a potential deal. "It's not that I have discussed these specific players," he told the Express and Star. "But he [Sigurdarson] has done very well and he has big potential." Solbakken doesn't officially start his role as Wolves boss until July but he has revealed he has already begun making plans for next season as he bids to get Wolves back into the Premier League at the first attempt. "I have completed studying their games now from during the season...before the change of manager and then under Terry's [Connor] charge with the changes he made," he added. "This will be vital for team planning, for training matches and for player discussions. I already feel I know a great deal more about the team then I did even a few days ago. "I shall be over to talk to everyone I need to - the staff, the coaches, some players, Terry Connor, the chief executive Jez Moxey."