Coventry City have been linked with a loan move for young Wolves striker Renat Dadashov.
The 21-year-old Azerbaijan international is yet to make an appearance for his parent club since moving to Molineux in 2019, but is said to be on Mark Robins radar ahead of next season.
But who is he? Are Wolves likely to loan him out? Here is everything you need to know about the youngster…
The transfer link
Speculation that Dadashov is on his way to the Sky Blues has circulated from reports by an Azerbaijani journalist Faid Alakbarov who claims that City are already in talks with Wolves over a loan transfer.
The Sky Blues are in the market for forwards this summer as they prepare for life in the Championship.
Forward Matty Godden admitted to CoventryLive last week that he expects Robins to sign a number of competitors for his spot in the starting line-up.
He said: “Most football clubs like to have four strikers to pick from so I would expect them to bring one in,” admitted Godden, “but I don’t know what they’re thinking and where they need to strengthen.”
And head of recruitment Chris Badlan does himself boast a link with Molineux where he was once the club’s head of emerging talent.
Who is he?
Dadashov started his career in Germany as a youth player for Bleidenstadt and become somewhat of a journeyman during his academy days, playing for Frankfurt, RB Leipzig and Wiesbaden all before turning 18.
During this time he became a regular amongst Germany’s youth ranks and was their number nine for the 2016 UEFA European under-17s championship.
But ultimately, he would decide to represent Azerbaijan, the birth nation of his parents, after he was offered the chance to make his senior international debut aged just 17.
His first professional appearance came in Portugal, though, with Estoril where he bagged four goals in 22 appearances.
That caught the attention of Wolves who landed him on a four-year deal in 2019.
Last term he enjoyed a brief loan spell with Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira – but failed to score in seven appearances.
Who else is interested?
Birmingham City may well rejuvenate their interest in the striker this summer.
Blues tried to sign Dadashov in January after their pursuit of former Coventry loan star Bright Enobakhare collapsed at the final hurdle.