Star urged to join Wolves or West Ham while Leicester bid £6.7m

9 June 2023 - 10:45 pm

Dario Osorio has been encouraged to move to England, with Premier League duo Wolves and West Ham potentially vying for the Chile international with Leicester City.

With the golden generation of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla and others long gone, 19-year-old Dario Osorio is on the rise and is under pressure One of the brightest youngsters to lead the Chilean national team into a bold new era.

The teenager has already made two appearances for his national team. He also scored seven goals in a brilliant breakaway campaign for Universidad de Chile; his wicked flanking tactics and long-range shots have drawn comparisons to Angel di Maria, Gareth Bale and Raphinha.

Meanwhile, speculation about Osorio’s future continues.

Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly agreed a deal with Universidad last year and are still interested (Express and Star).

Meanwhile, university legend Johnny Herrera claims club bosses told him the Foxes were willing to pay a fee of £6.7million after both West Ham and Leicester had submitted offers over the past few months.

Should Dario Osorio join Wolves or West Ham?

Some believe a move to England was premature in Osorio’s career. Gerardo Reinoso, however, sees things differently.

“I think he will learn more in England than in Chile,” Reinoso, who played for teams such as Universidad Catolica in Chile, told BolaVip.

“The sooner he gets out the better. He’ll add more experience, he’ll grow as a professional and it’s good for him to leave.

“He will bring a lot of joy to Chilean football.”

Osorio, who prefers to play on the right while cutting inside his favorite left foot, could be tempted by the chance to join West Ham, who won the Europa League in midweek, with some Possible backup to Prague race winner Jarrod Bowen.

Meanwhile, Leicester will need an injection of creativity if both James Maddison and Harvey Barnes leave after relegation.

“[Osorio’s sale will be]the biggest transfer in Chilean football in more than a decade,” journalist Juan Cristobal Guarello wrote in La Tercera.

“Dario Osorio is good; really good. He’s good with the ball. He knows how to turn around, he has the power, technique and stroke to hit the ball in a phenomenal way. With the right support and work, He can reach his full potential.

“It is said that ten million dollars is not a lot. We have never seen such a figure since the birth of the ‘Golden Generation’.”