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Wolves in transfer race for Darragh Lenihan

Wolves still have a few days left to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window before the deadline hits, but it seems as though the Midlands club may have identified one player who they could bring in when the summer transfer window rolls around instead.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from TEAMtalk, Wolves are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan alongside other Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa and Everton.

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Since joining the Lancashire club’s under-18 side back in 2011, the 27-year-old – who is currently earning £14k-per-week according to Salary Sport – made his senior debut for Blackburn in April 2015 under Gary Bower in a 2-0 win over Millwall.

Overall, the defender has gone on to make 237 senior appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring nine goals and providing six assists along the way, and he has been labelled a “man mountain” in the past by his manager Tony Mowbray.

With 26 league appearances under his belt so far this season with two goals and one assist, the Irishman’s performances have been rather impressive. WhoScored list him as Blackburn’s highest-rated player with an overall rating of 7.25/10, which could be why so many Premier League clubs reportedly have their eye on him.

Lage would be delighted

With Wolves manager Bruno Lage previously revealing his wishes to have a new centre-back in his squad, only to then come out and say that it may not be likely for the club to sign one this month, this could pave the way for them to make a summer move for Lenihan when his contract at Blackburn expires and sign him as a free agent.

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If this were to happen, this would surely leave the Old Gold boss feeling delighted to have such a seemingly capable defensive bulwark in his squad, despite Lenihan not having any previous Premier League experience.

However, Blackburn are very much in the race to win promotion to the top flight at this moment in time; and if they were to eventually get there, it could be difficult for Wolves to sign the defender, with the report also claiming that he would be willing to extend his stay at the club if they secure promotion at the end of this campaign.

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