Razak Boukari back at Wolves as move falters

Wolverhampton | Sport | Published:

Razak Boukari's move from Wolves to Sochaux was today hanging in the balance.

The Togo winger passed his medical in France last week but failed to agree personal terms on a season-long loan and is back at Compton.

Head coach Kenny Jackett said: "His medical was fine, but he hasn't agreed terms.

"It's still under negotiation – the talks are ongoing. But he's fit now and ready to train."

Asked if he still expected Boukari to move, Jackett said: "It's 50-50. It doesn't seem he's agreed but he's saying the door's still open for the move."

But there is no way back for him at Molineux.

Jackett said: "I would doubt it" when asked if he was back in the head coach's long-term plans.

For the moment, Boukari, who made just four league appearances for Wolves after a £2.5m move from Rennes, will train with the under-18s today before joining the under-21s later in the week.

"He'll need a constructive week," said Jackett. "The first team are doing fitness work today and he needs football. I don't think he will be in the group this week that prepares for Crawley.


"He's a Wolves player and he's building up his fitness after missing pre-season."

Boukari travelled to France with physio Carl Howarth for a week-long medical after being sidelined at Wolves since last September with a rare calf problem that required surgery.

Meanwhile, Barcelona 'B' midfielder Albert Torras, 17, is edging closer to completing his move to Wolves.

Jackett said: "I don't think he's signed yet, but they (development coaches) like him and want to keep him."

Aussie striker Patrick Antelmi, who scored for Wolves Under-21s in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Newcastle, remains on trial.

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