'Eh?': Wolves and Huddersfield fans are baffled by Ramadan Sobhi reports

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly want to sign Egyptian winger Sobhi from Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town.

Ramadan Sobhi of Huddersfield during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Reports that Ramadan Sobhi could swap the John Smith’s Stadium for Molineux in the summer has left fans of both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town a little baffled.

According to the Mail, Wolves are keen to sign the Egypt international this summer before the African Cup of Nations kicks off on July 21.

The question on everyone’s lips, however, is why.

Huddersfield paid £5.7 million to rescue Sobhi from relegated Stoke in the summer, according to the BBC. But a player who only showed the odd flash of talent in the Potteries has barely been given an opportunity for the side sitting bottom of the table with the least goals in the top flight.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United tackles Ramadan Sobhi of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on...

Sobhi has played just 76 minutes of Premier League football all season. On paper, this is not the greatest reflection of the 22-year-old’s quality.

But there is certainly a player in there somewhere. Sobhi has been likened to Lionel Messi and Mo Salah for his speed, skill and ability to tie defenders up in knots and Nuno Espirito Santo has a track record of helping players realise their potential.

By the way, the first tweet may be a little sarcastic.

Ramadan Sobhi of Stoke City celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at Bet365 Stadium on December 23, 2017...

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