‘I am very happy in Florence’ – Kouame denounces Wolverhampton Wanderers speculation
The Ivorian striker has been linked with a move to the Premier League side, although he is delighted to stay with Purple One.
Fiorentina star Christian Kouame has denied speculation about a possible move to the Premier League, saying he is happy on the side of Italy’s elite division.
The Ivorian international has had a tough campaign in the 2020-2021 Italian elite division – scoring once in 33 league appearances for the Stadio Artemio Franchi squad.
Despite a below-par season, the 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Wolves. In a conversation with BBC Sport , the striker claimed he was not aware of the rumors in the Italian media.
“I heard about it too, but my agent really didn’t tell me anything,” Kouame said.
“I just put a weird year behind me, I know I could have done more and I’m very happy in Florence.
“Everyone welcomed me with open arms; the city is beautiful and my wife and my son are here with me. The club will have to tell me that they don’t need me anymore, otherwise I’m happy to stay.
“One day in the future, I would like to play in another country.”
Internationally, the former Genoa player will aim to impress national team selectors with the aim of making the squad for the Tokyo Olympics in June.
“When I injured my knee, came back to Italy and had an operation, I was so sad to leave my teammates behind,” he continued.
“We all want to participate in the tournament. The Olympic Games are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
“We were drawn in a group with Brazil, Germany and Saudi Arabia, we know it won’t be easy but we want to prove ourselves.
“I spoke to Junior Traoré about (Italian club) Sassuolo, we are good friends.
“We will meet at training camp and together hope for a call to Tokyo. I also know Amad Diallo (from Manchester United), he is also a very good player; any good player is welcome because we need the help from everyone! “