Back in June, we covered a story that Watford in the Premier League had travelled to Sweden to take a look at Alhassan Yusuf.
The young midfielder had been having a great start to his campaign, and caught the attention of a number of clubs.
However, Watford weren’t the boldest ones in their pursuit, as Göteborg Posten in Sweden had a chat with the player, who admitted he was close to signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
According to the 19-year-old, two days before the transfer window closed, Wolves wanted the Nigerian youngster to ‘fly over’ and sign a contract, but in order for that to happen, a visa needed to be obtained.
Unfortunately, that would have taken 24 hours, and, in the end, ‘there was no time and the trip was lost’.
He said, relayed by Fotbollskanalen: “They wanted me to sign a deal and lend me back to IFK Göteborg, but to be completely honest, I don’t know how close it is now. If it happens, it happens”.
However, he isn’t torn up about it, and is rather happy with his time in Sweden, where he is contract until 2022, and where he will likely play until at least 2020.
We’ll now have to wait and see if Wolverhampton Wanderers come back for a second attempt in January or if they have since moved on.