Whenever Pini Zahavi is involved, the media talk.
The same can be said about Jorge Mendes, so when the pair are involved in a potential transfer together, there’s a lot of excitement.
That’s because the duo are working towards placing a very exciting 17-year-old at Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to Sportowefakty in Poland.
His name is Aleksander Buksa, and he currently plays for Wisla Kraków, where he is starting to get some first team action, picking up six league appearances so far from the bench.
He’s far from the finished product, but we all know that’s never stopped either Jorge Mendes or Wolves of getting a deal done in the past.
Sportowefakty explain Pini Zahavi is working with the Portuguese super agent ‘to put Buksa’ at Molineux.
How they do that, however, is the real question, and the Polish outlet state ‘we have heard behind the scenes for a long time that Buksa’s contract with Wisla is much shorter than what the club communicated’.
In collaboration with meczyki.pl, Sportowefakty explain the only ‘applicable document is a contract until the summer of 2021 and not as announced in August until the summer of 2023’.
That’s a huge difference, as we all know, as it would mean Buksa would be a potential free agent in the summer.
They state ‘the latter option was to guarantee that the club, still struggling with financial problems, would sell the youngster for millions’
What’s happened here is that Wisla are waiting until January for the player to turn 18, where he would sign a new three year contract which includes a release clause of €5m.
The player’s father, according to Sportowefakty, ‘gave his word to Jakub Błaszczykowski that the matter would be completed’ meaning the Polish club would be financially covered if someone were to trigger it to sign their starlet.
The problem is, ‘the relations between the footballer’s family and the club have been difficult for quite a long time’, meaning there’s also the chance they go back on their word.
It all comes down to whether the family stick to their initial agreement with Wisla, but the fact Buksa hasn’t played that much during a year in which he was meant to be featuring and developing is a cause for concern for them, and it could end up being Wolverhampton Wanderers who benefit from it.
In fact, Sportowefakty say the English destination, meaning very likely Wolves, is now ‘likely’.
Fingers crossed and all that.