‘Clause triggered’ - Wolves striker set for Inter Miami switch in expected Lionel Messi link up

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MLS side Inter Miami are set to trigger the buy option clause for a Wolverhampton Wanderers forward who could soon partner up with Lionel Messi.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leonardo Campana is set to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami on a permanent deal, according to reports. The Ecuadorian, who has never made a senior appearance for Wolves, has been on loan with the Florida-based club this season and is set to remain.

This is according to the ever-so-reliable transfer news journalist Fabrizio Romano, who said on Twitter: Campana will leave Wolves to join Inter Miami on a permanent deal. Buy option clause will be triggered – fee will be $2.7m. Campana will hit Young DP in club’s plan.”

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The 22-year-old, who can play as a centre forward or left winger, has scored 11 goals and notched one assist in 26 MLS appearances this campaign. He has been in the starting eleven for 62% of games and has directly contributed to 26% of Inter Miami’s goals.

Campana will likely be excited by another rumour swirling around the David Beckham-owned club at the moment, with global superstar attacker Lionel Messi heavily linked with a move. The Athletic reports Inter Miami are “increasingly confident of signing Messi,” amid speculation of a potential return to Barcelona.

Leonardo Campana is expected to make a permanent move to Inter Miami, where he could potentially link up with Lionel Messi.Leonardo Campana is expected to make a permanent move to Inter Miami, where he could potentially link up with Lionel Messi.
Leonardo Campana is expected to make a permanent move to Inter Miami, where he could potentially link up with Lionel Messi. | Getty Images

If the move does indeed go through for Campana, it will be a small profit for Wolves, who signed the striker from Ecuadorian giants Barcelona SC for a fee of £1.8m, in January 2020. The Wanderers aren’t short of options up front when blessed with a fully fit squad - as the likes of Raul Jimenez, Diego Costa and Sasa Kalajdzic all remain on the books.

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