Wolves' reported interest in Joel Asoro shows forward thinking

Wolves fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014 in Wolverhampton, England.

Championship winners and Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly want youngsters Asoro from Sunderland and Pinamonti from Inter.

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Since Fosun International completed their takeover of Wolverhampton Wanderers back in 2016, the Molineux faithful have been treated to footballers they previously could not have dreamed of wearing the famous gold kit.

Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Willy Boly and co have been revelations and led Wolves back to the Premier League while storming to the Championship title.

With Wolves boasting almost unlimited funds, it is an exciting time to follow this waking giant from the Black Country. But while the present looks positively sparkling with promise, the future looks pretty bright, too.

Wolves fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014 in Wolverhampton, England.

Because while attempting to bring in a couple of marquee, big-money signings as they plan to take the top flight by storm, Wolves are also allegedly chasing a whole host of talented youngsters which seems to suggest that Fosun are in this for the long term.

The Star (13 May, page 49) claims that Wolves are interested in signing the teenage Sunderland striker Joel Asoro, who has been a rare bright spark on Wearside as the Black Cats suffered successive relegations.

Joel Asoro of Sunderland controlls the ball under pressure from Osman Kakay of QPR during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on...

Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport has highlighted Wolves’ continued interest in the 19-year-old Inter Milan prodigy Andrea Pinamonti, who has a fearsome record for Italy at youth level. This comes just a few months after Wolves beat Real Madrid to the Spanish hitman Rafa Mir.

Asoro and Pinamonti are not the only teenagers who have been linked with under-the-radar moves to Molineux since the Championship season came to an end. Although time will tell if Fosun can build a dynasty in English football.

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