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SportWolves set to win race for Japanese international Nakajima

14:45  06 december  2018
14:45  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Kazuki Nakajima (中嶋 一貴 Nakajima Kazuki, born January 11, 1985) is a professional racing driver who drove in Formula One for the Williams-Toyota team from 2007 to 2009.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to sign Japanese winger Shoya Nakajima from Portuguese club Portimonense.

As reported by Portuguese outlet A Bola, Wolves look set to finalise a €20m deal for the player, beating competition from Premier League rivals Southampton and Leicester City.

Shoya has scored five times and provided four assists in just 11 appearances in the Portuguese top-flight this campaign.

The 24-year-old also has six international caps under his belt, and would therefore bring a reasonable amount of experience to Molineux.

Wolves set to win race for Japanese international Nakajima © Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Sport Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Sport

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t short of options on the flanks, with Diogo Jota and Helder Costa being his preferred partnership. He also has £18m summer signing Adama Traore and Ivan Cavaliero at his disposal.

Wolves close in on deal for Saints target Nakajima

Wolves close in on deal for Saints target Nakajima Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Southampton target Shoya Nakajima next month. According to A Bola, Wolves are set to agree a €20m deal with Portimonense for the attacking midfielder, who has been in great goalscoring form this year. Nakajima only joined Portimonense in the summer, after a loan spell with the club, but could already be on his way to the Premier League six months later. The 24-year-old has scored five goals in ten league appearances this season, after scoring 10 in 29 last campaign. Portimonense ply their trade in the top-flight of Portugal, where Nakajima is quickly building a fierce reputation. Mark Hughes was said to be keen on Nakajima, but the club may have pulled out of the race after he was sacked earlier this week. Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Manolo Gabbiadini have struggled for form this season and Nakajima has been operating as a second striker for Portimonense.

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Nakajima Racing is a Super Formula and Super GT team organized and founded by Satoru Nakajima in 1983. The team has fielded four championship winners in the Formula Nippon racing series: Tom Coronel, Toranosuke Takagi, Ralph Firman and Loïc Duval.

Speaking about Shoya at the end of October, Portimonense vice president Robson Ponte suggested there was significant interest in the star.

He said:

“ The harassment has been enormous, so it will be difficult to secure it, but we only release it for an irrefutable proposal.”

The winger is contracted to his current club until 2020, but that is unlikely to put the Wolves hierarchy off.

Wolves set to win race for Japanese international Nakajima © Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Sport Portimonense SC v CD Tondela - Liga NOS

Wolves set to beat West Ham to Nakajima.
Wolves are leading the race to sign West Ham transfer target Shoya Nakajima next month. According to A Bola, via Sport Witness, Wolves are the favourites to land the attacking midfield in January, ahead of West Ham and Southampton. Nakajima only joined Portimonense in the summer, after a loan spell with the club, but could already be on his way to the Premier League six months later. The 24-year-old has scored five goals in 12 league appearances this season, after scoring 10 in 29 last campaign. Portimonense ply their trade in the top-flight of Portugal, where Nakajima is quickly building a fierce reputation. West Ham are looking to boost their goals from midfield and are hoping to strengthen their squad in the transfer window, but Wolves appear set to beat them to Nakajima. The Hammers are also thought to be in talks over a deal for Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel.

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