Wolves have reportedly approached former Lyon defender Jason Denayer over a potential move to Molineux before the end of the summer transfer window.
In a recent Twitter post, journalist Liam Keen outlined: “Breaking: Wolves have made an approach to sign Belgium international centre-back Jason Denayer. The 27-year-old is currently a free agent after his contract at Lyon came to an end. Wolves have offered a three-year deal. #wwfc“
After spending five years with Manchester City, during which he completed loan spells with clubs such as Celtic, Galatasaray and Sunderland, the centre-back joined Lyon in the summer of 2018.
During his four years with the Ligue 1 club, the Belgian made 139 appearances across all competitions, chipping in with eight goals and three assists along the way.
Despite only making 15 Ligue 1 appearances last term, the 27-year-old was still able to prove his defensive talent by making 45 clearances in total, leaving only five other Lyon players with more.
This ultimately left the centre-back – who has been described as a “powerful” player by the club’s former recruitment chief Florian Maurice – with the highest average for clearances per game (3.2) in the squad out of players to make more than two league appearances in the campaign.
The season prior saw the former Man City defender make 31 league appearances as he made the most blocks (69) and the second-highest number of clearances (121) at the club, further highlighting how significant he can be at the back.
Bearing in mind how current Wolves defender Max Kilman has made more blocks (12), interceptions (11) and clearances (28), than any other player in Bruno Lage’s squad in the league so far this season, having a player like him and Denayer in the same team could make the Old Gold a very tough side to attack against.
Also, having said goodbye to Conor Coady and Romain Saiss since the end of last season, and with Willy Boly being linked with a move to Nottingham Forest, it wouldn’t hurt the Molineux outfit to add another defender to their ranks.
Taking all this into account, securing a deal for the Belgium international wouldn’t only be a smart move for the club financially as he’s a free agent, but it would also make a lot of sense from a footballing point of view.