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Wolves must avoid Rayan Ait-Nouri transfer disaster

So far this season, in Bruno Lage’s first campaign in charge of Wolves, the Old Gold have picked up an incredibly mixed bag of results with seven wins, seven defeats and four draws.

One figure that has played a big part for Lage in the team, particularly since mid-October is 20-year-old full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, who has made nine appearances in the Premier League this season for the Midlands club and has previously been labelled as “phenomenal” by Wolves journalist Tim Spiers.

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Despite only signing the Frenchman on a permanent basis back in July after spending the previous season on loan from SCO Angers, Wolves could be heading for a potential disaster with a number of clubs across Europe such as Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona interested in Ait-Nouri as well as fellow Premier League clubs Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham reportedly monitoring his progress at Molineux.

With WhoScored listing the Frenchman as Wolves’ highest-rated player based on his performances in the Premier League this season, this shows not only why these clubs reportedly have their eyes on him but also why it would be a big blow for Wolves and Lage if they let him leave.

Having racked up an average of 3.9 tackles per game, more than any other Wolves player in the league this season, as well as 1.1 clearances per game and one interception per game, it’s safe to say that he has been a big part of why Lage’s side have only conceded 14 goals so far in the campaign, leaving only Manchester City (9) and Chelsea (12) having conceded fewer.

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Looking ahead to the future, with Ait-Nouri’s current contract at Wolves not set to expire until the summer of 2026, this could work in Wolves’ favour with the defender not expected to be going anywhere anytime soon. At least if a club does come in to sign him, it would take a substantial transfer fee to take the £33k-per-week earner away from Molineux.

Moving forward, if Wolves can secure a European place in the Premier League table by the end of the season, this would be a good step in getting Ait-Nouri to stay at the club and convince him to see out his contract there.

In other news: Lage must axe Trincao after poor performances

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