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Fosun has done amazing things for Wolves since he took over the club in 2016. First of all, they have taken him from the championship to the Premier League.
Second, they have been led to Europa League football. So a simple link to the Swiss Grasshopper team is likely to rank low on your list of accomplishments.
That said, it is a relationship that is beginning to flourish and grow. Fosun also owns Grasshopper and as a result they have used the club as a feeder team. At the moment, they have several Wolves players on loan.
Oskar Buur, Leo Bonatini, Connor Ronan and Toti Gomes are currently practicing their trade in Switzerland. They have clearly had a good influence on the team, as they lead the way at the top of the Swiss Challenge League.
One of the key artists has been Toti. The 22-year-old joined the Wolves last summer and was immediately loaned out to further his development.
Should Toti have a chance next season?
He has done so to brilliant effect in Switzerland this season and has looked a lot at the role at the heart of his defense.
– elementwelvesports (@ElemenTwelve) February 10, 2021
It has been an encouraging learning curve for the young defender who, at times this season, has displayed similar qualities to Willy Boly. The Wolf stalwart is one of their most consistent players and uses brute force to knock opponents aside. It’s a devastating wall and when it comes to physical traits, no one comes close to it in the current Lobos baseline.
Although, in Toti, they do have a similar player, someone who could give Boly a run for his money if he gets a chance in the senior configuration at Molineux next season.
You just need to see his performance against Thun earlier this season. He was a battering ram, using his great pace to recover quickly and his power to crush attackers to the side.
@TotiGomes He is currently on loan from the Wolves, who picked him up from the reserve side of Estoril Praia. Looking at its data, it is in the highest percentiles for almost any important statistic, here are some recent images ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/UJ2sF23Zll
– The scouts problem (@TheScoutIssue) December 9, 2020
The images above were shared by a scout for a Champions League club, someone who detailed Toti’s best qualities in Twitter: “(He is) very fast and mobile, physically strong, quick reactions, decent in the air, knows how to defend, comfortable with the ball.”
The Explorer revealed that the defender’s next step should be at a Europa League level club and at the Wolves, that has him firmly on the doorstep.
Possessing attributes similar to Boly’s, it’s hard to deny that he wouldn’t fit into Nuno Santo’s style of play. Toti typifies the modern central half in all its glory. It is a very striking prospect.