Wolves-linked Gudmundur Thorarinsson hopes to emulate Gylfi Sigurdsson

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are poised to pip Championship rivals Millwall to the signing of highly-rated midfielder Gudmundur Thorarinsson.

Millwall fans will still be smarting at Kenny Jackett’s decision to walk away from the club in 2013, and their former boss is poised to inflict more pain on those at The Den.

The Lions boss Ian Holloway believed he was leading the chase for highly-rated midfielder Gudmundur Thorarinsson, with transfer talks held this week.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have now joined the pursuit, though, and have surged to the front of the queue.

Thorarinsson is understood to be on his way to Molineux for discussions, with his current employers Sarpsborg prepared to sanction a sale.

Wolves can offer him Championship football and the 22-yearpold Icelander will weigh up his options once he has spoken to all parties.

He said in Express and Star: "Playing in the Championship would be a good opportunity. Gylfi Sigurdsson is a good example of that, when he played for Reading.

“The main thing is to find a team that suits me and my style. I was a little sceptical when I heard of interest from Championship clubs but you can see that this is a strong division.

“I’ve been playing almost every game for Sarpsborg in the last two seasons and I feel ready to take the next step.”

Sigurdsson has been a resounding success in England during spells at Reading, Tottenham Hotspur and two at Swansea City.

Eidur Gudjohnsen is another Iceland international to have caught the eye at Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Stoke City, Fulham and Spurs – and he is back on these shores with the Trotters.

Thorarinsson is hoping to tread a similar path and Holloway has conceded that he is destined to miss out on his signature, leaving Wolves in pole position.

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