Forget it Santo – Why Wolves must avoid signing this 20-year-old quick runner at all costs

According to a report by Birmingham Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers are plotting a summer move for Djurgardens defender Felix Beijmo. The report also claims that the player is inching closer to an exit from the Swedish side, meaning Wolves have a solid chance of landing their man.

The newly-promoted Premier League outfit will face several hurdles next term, thus the ongoing transfer window is a crucial time for the club. But it looks like they are off to a great start with a potential deal for Beijmo on the horizon.

Beijmo joined Djurgardens only last year as they secured his services from second-tier Swedish club Brommapojkarna. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength as he is now regarded as one of the most promising talents in Sweden.

The 20-year-old is quite versatile and can play well on either side of the defence. On the whole, Beijmo seems like a decent option worth considering but is he good enough to help Wolves put up a solid fight in the Premier League?

Over the course of the last season, Beijmo managed to score a solitary goal in 14 starts across all competitions for Djurgardens. His ability on the ball is quite impressive and he is also blessed with incredibly quick feet.

In modern-day football, most managers encourage their full-backs to play in an advanced role to aid the attacks and Nuno Espirito Santo is no different. Having deployed a 3-4-3 formation for a good majority of the games in the Championship last season, we often saw Wolves’ full-backs moving up and down their respective flanks.

He would expect the same from Beijmo too. At just 20 years of age, he doesn’t have a lot of experience in his locker and he needs to go a long way to sharpen his skills further. But the problem is that Wolves need a player who can deliver outstanding performances for them immediately and in that case, it remains to be seen if Beijmo fits the bill.

The demands of the Premier League will make it difficult for him to settle in England but if he can rise above that, it would be an entirely different story.

Wolves can certainly benefit from signing a talented youngster like Beijmo. Under the right guidance, the player can only improve, but if they are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, then perhaps they need to look elsewhere.

Written by Meghna Sengupta


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