Wolves watching Swedish talent shown the door by Hammarby
Wolverhampton Wanderers are tracking Sweden Under-21 attacking midfielder Jake Larsson, according to reports in Scandinavia.
The 20-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough campaign in the Allsvenskan, having made the switch to Orebro from Hammarby at the start of the year.
The Bajen may be regretting their decision not to offer Larsson professional terms in Stockholm as he has been tearing it up in the Orebro first team ever since.
He has hit six goals and assisted one other in 16 league appearances, 14 of them starts, operating mainly down the right-hand side.
Inter Milan have also reportedly taken notice of Larsson, although Fotbolldirekt report that Wolves’ interest is more recent.
In fact, the Molineux club sent a representative to Orebro’s 2-2 draw with IFK Gothenburg at Behrn Arena this month – a match where his 82nd minute goal sparked their comeback from two goals down.
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Nerikes Allehanda reported that Wolves and Dynamo Dresden are both keen on the youngster.
Orebro vice-president Simon Åstrom said: “It is clear that there is a huge interest in him. There are many clubs that have been here and there are many who have approached and asked questions.
“But so far, we have not received a bid that is at a level that we are prepared to accept.”
Wolves have had eyes on young Scandinavian talent for the last couple of years and swooped to sign John Kitolano from Odds BK a year ago.
The 19-year-old played for Norway at the World Under-20 Cup in Poland this summer but had a nightmare in his side’s 2-0 group stage defeat to New Zealand, where he was at fault for both of the Kiwis’ goals.
Meanwhile, Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo wouldn’t be drawn on whether he will make changes to his starting line-up for Thursday’s Europa League third qualifying round second leg clash with Pyunik.
The Molineux men will play five games in 14 days if they progress to the play-off round – where they would almost certainly face Serie A side Torino, who are 5-0 up after their first leg.
Nuno praised the fit-again Matt Doherty for his efforts since coming back into the team against Pyunik in Yerevan last week.
Nuno: "The Europa League is a new reality for us and we want to embrace it and really give it a go. We think we're well equipped."
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