Earlier this week, Wolves announced the signing of the Colombian defender from Atletico Nacional, reportedly fending off interest from Manchester City and Manchester United to secure the 20-year-old’s signature.
Mosquera is currently valued at £1.53million and is Wolves’ first signing under their new boss Bruno Lage.
At the age of 20, Mosquera racked up 19 appearances in all competitions for the Colombian side last season. Racking up such an amount of appearances at such a young age highlights just how highly thought of he was in his native country.
Edwards, speaking to the Talking Wolves YouTube channel, had a glowing reference to give the new Wolves man:
“He’s a massive giant, central defender, Colombian, jovial kind of guy. He’s really friendly, kind of always smiling, always giggling. But then he gets on the field and he’s very strong, very assertive, very professional.
“Off the field, yeah, he’s a very friendly guy, confident, but a little bit kind of shy and giggly as well in his demeanour. He’s just a really, really nice guy, really easy-going guy, a guy who’s really easy to get along with. So, I think he’ll fit in nicely in that regard.
“So, joined Nacional in 2018. I first became aware of him on the field in 2020; at the start of the year, there was a pre-season tournament, he played quite a few games, looked very interesting. And he’s really developed a lot since then. One thing that’s been very important in his development is his physical development.
“So, you’ll see he’s tall, he looks a little bit lanky, like you know, his long legs. Well, that will that was even more true early 2020. He’s done a lot of work. So, he was working a lot in the gym, been working with Juan Pablo Angel as well. That really helped build his strength and his physicality. And that’s been a massive part of his development.”
TIF Thoughts on Wolves signing Yerson Mosquera…
Judging by the comments of Edwards, Wolves have seemingly carried out a fantastic piece of business that may look like a steal in years to come, especially given the apparent interest from both Manchester clubs.
It could be a welcome addition to the Wolves squad given the injury problems they had at centre-half last season under Nuno Espirito Santo, with the likes of Willy Boly missing plenty of games.
Additionally, Wolves fans will surely be delighted that their new manager is honing the squad so early on in the transfer window.