With the joint-second smallest squad in the Premier League with 25 players according to Transfermarkt, Wolves now have the chance to increase their strength and depth during the current January transfer window.
In terms of what business deals the Midlands club could be looking to do in the next few weeks, it seems as though they have identified one player that they could bring to Molineux that would surely please Bruno Lage.
Speaking on a live Sky Sports programme, presenter Rob Wotton revealed that Wolves are “interested in” signing Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car who is apparently “on the market” this month for a potential sale.
Since Caleta-Car joined Marseille back in the 2018 summer transfer window from RB Salzburg, the 25-year-old has gone on to make 104 appearances for the French club across all competitions in which he has managed to chip in with four goals and two assists along the way, showing that he is capable of being an attacking threat on occasion.
Given how Wolves currently have Romain Saiss away on international duty after starting all 19 of their Premier League games so far this season, as well as having Willy Boly in and out of the squad with injury, a swoop for a defender such as Caleta-Car could be the right move for the Old Gold this month, especially with Lage saying that signing a centre-back is their priority at the moment.
As a result, he would surely be delighted to not only actually sign a central defender, but also bring in someone of the Croatian’s ability.
Labelled as a “very strong” player in terms of his physicality on the pitch by former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, Caleta-Car has been in and out of the team for Marseille this season, which may well suggest that he’d be tempted with a move to play in the Premier League with Wolves if he’d be guaranteed regular game time there.
Even though Manchester City (13) are the only team in the Premier League this season that have conceded fewer goals than Wolves (14), adding Caleta-Car, who is currently valued at £14.4m according to Transfermarkt, to their squad could help improve their already sturdy backline and help them achieve European football next term.
As a consequence, Wolves should definitely make an approach to Marseille this month to see if they would be willing to part ways with the defender and give Lage what he wants.