After establishing himself as a World Cup hero in Qatar, it’s no shock that Yassine Bounou is beginning to appeal to Premier League curiosity, with Wolves reportedly one of many sides eager on signing him.
In accordance with Spanish information outlet Mucho Deporte, Lopetegui is eager to reunite with the Sevilla goalkeeper at his new membership, with Aston Villa additionally credited with an curiosity within the 31-year-old.
They declare that the Outdated Gold have already submitted a bid for the shot-stopper, as Lopetegui appears to enhance upon his goalkeeping choices at Molineux, regardless of the spectacular type of Jose Sa since he joined the Midlands membership from Olympiacos final 12 months.
Following the exit of John Ruddy in the summertime, the inexperienced Matija Šarkić has been the principle backup to Sa at Molineux, so it’s straightforward to see why Lopetegui may desire somebody like Bounou in January.
The Canadian-born goalkeeper, who’s nicknamed ‘Bono’, has been one of many standout performers for Morocco of their spectacular run to the World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar.
Ought to Wolves signal Bono?
In his three appearances up to now, the ‘keeper has conceded simply as soon as within the 2-1 win over Canada, protecting clear sheets in opposition to robust opposition in Croatia and Spain and incomes a robust 6.90 common ranking from WhoScored.
He has been an enormous a part of the Atlas Lions’ excellent defensive performances, with their capacity to maintain the opposition out essential of their penalty shootout win over Spain earlier this week.
Within the shootout, Bono would save all three of Spain’s penalties to knock out Luis Enrique’s aspect and safe his place within the World Cup historical past books.
Former Wolves man Romain Saiss, who has additionally been an enormous a part of Morocco’s success, was stuffed with reward for his goalkeeper after he helped seal their spot within the quarter-finals in opposition to Portugal on Saturday.
He mentioned: “It’s wonderful for him. He had a heroic sport as we speak, not solely in the course of the penalties. He simply needed to point out why he was named the very best La Liga goalkeeper final season. He is a good keeper, he proved it in opposition to Spain. We owe him rather a lot as we speak.”
Lopetegui already is aware of Bono nicely, because the skilled goalkeeper made 113 appearances underneath the Spaniard at Sevilla, even popping up with a objective, so he ought to undoubtedly look to deliver him to Molineux as competitors for Sa in January.