WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers are looking to cement links with Hungarian First Division side Ujpest FC.
Already officials from Wolves have visited the Hungarian side to check the club’s set-up.
Now Ujpest have returned the compliment and will have representatives at the forthcoming games against Derby County and Barnsley.
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said: “We have no preconceived ideas about where discussions might lead but we have entered into them with enthusiasm and an open mind.
“Our initial discussions touched on a number of issues.
“These include the loaning of players, football academies and the development of young talent, together with Champions League football, scouting and recruitment in Europe and the sharing of best practice both on and off the field.
“We think there may be potential for some kind of alliance between the two clubs.”
Wolves’ proposals are nothing new as a number of English clubs have already forged a partnership with Hungarian sides.
Liverpool have links with MTK Hungaria’s academy which has already seen the Merseyside giants sign promising Hungarian players.
Sheffield United also have a controlling interest in top Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
Elsewhere, Manchester United have an involvement with Royal Antwerp, where Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake picked up valuable experience duing a one-year stay with the Belgium club.
Consequently, Ujpest’s chief executive, manager and sports director together with four of their best youngsters will experience a week’s training with the Wolves Academy.
Ujpest are one of the oldest and most successful clubs in Hungarian football.
They occupy second spot in the Hungarian First Division and are eager to reach the qualification stages of the Champions League.
Joe Borocz, who is chief executive of Ujpest, said: “Both our clubs have great traditions and history. Both are also equally committed to the future. In Hungary, all young players aspire to play in England on day.
“I firmly believe that it would be mutually beneficial to explore all angles as to how we may be able co-operate.”