KEY POINTS

  • Wisla Krakow star Aleksander Buksa is linked to a move to the Premier League
  • Buksa's agent is working with Jorge Mendes to possibly seal a deal with the Wolves, a report says
  • The Polish teenager has been likened to Robert Lewandowski due to his clinical goalscoring and 6-foot-2 frame

Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks with the agent of Wisla Krakow wonderkid Aleksander Buksa, a report says.

With the help of renowned football agent Jorge Mendes, Buksa, whom some have dubbed the “new Robert Lewandowski,” may soon join the Premier League. Buksa’s agent Pini Zahavi and Mendes are now working on possibly securing a deal with Wolves, Polish outlet WP Sportowe Fakty reported.

Wisla president Dawid Blaszczykowski is well aware that an array of clubs is now tailing Buksa. But unlike other club executives, Blaszczykowski is open to dealing the teenager as it could open up more opportunities for his club.

“We know the possibility of selling him to a great club may be an opportunity to solve the problems that plague our club,” Blaszczykowski said of Buksa’s possible departure. “First of all we want [Buksa] to develop, which we hope will benefit not only the club but also the Polish national team.”

If everything comes to fruition, Buksa could be one of the English top-flight’s most notable youngsters and the first Polish player to star for the Wolves since Michal Zyro. The talented striker has earned comparisons to Bayern Munich superstar Lewandowski due to his clinical goalscoring and 6-foot-2 frame.

Prior to the Wolves, Serie A club AC Milan was previously linked to a move for Buksa. Apart from Milan, a number of Europe’s elite sides also put the 17-year-old on their radar, including Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, Inter, Atalanta, Roma and Sassuolo.

Wisla has been Buksa’s club since boyhood. After an impressive run with the Polish club, he was promoted to the first team in 2019. The teenage sensation has played a total of 32 matches for the club, scoring four goals in the process.

Buksa knows that many clubs are already monitoring his situation, but he is making sure not to rush things. He is also aware of the Lewandowski comparisons and accepts it as a “challenge.”

“I know my performances have attracted the interest of many clubs, but I have to try not to fall into the trap of euphoria and think that it is part of my job,” Buksa said earlier this year. “I think only to make the best choices for my growth.”

“In Italy, I (am) likened to Lewandowski?” he added. “Sometimes the newspapers like to make the titles spectacular to attract attention. Of course, this increases the expectation, I take it as a challenge.”

Can PSG find a way to stop Robert Lewandowski, who scored his 55th goal of the season in Bayern Munich's 3-0 semi-final win over Lyon? Can PSG find a way to stop Robert Lewandowski, who scored his 55th goal of the season in Bayern Munich's 3-0 semi-final win over Lyon? Photo: POOL / FRANCK FIFE