With the January transfer window now over and done with, Wolves ended the month having secured deals for Chiquinho, Hayao Kawabe and Sang-bin Jeong, with the latter two players jetting off on loan afterwards.
Moving forward, it seems as though the hierarchy at Molineux already have their eyes on one particular bit of business they could do even before the next summer transfer window opens for business.
In a recent Q&A on The Athletic website with Wolves journalist Tim Spiers, a question was asked what that current situation is at the Midlands club surrounding the possibility of defender Romain Saiss signing a new deal at Molineux with his current one set to expire in the summer.
In response, Spiers had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Saiss turned down a contract offer last summer and it was expected he’d leave the club at that time. However, the general opinion among senior staff is he’s having the best season of his Wolves career and I’d expect them to start talking again in the coming weeks now that he’s heading back from the Africa Cup of Nations.”
The 31-year-old joined Wolves back in the 2016 summer transfer window from French club SCO Angers and has since gone on to make a total of 194 appearances for the Old Gold across all competitions, scoring 15 goals and providing three assists in the process.
As Spiers mentioned in his answer, Saiss has been an important and impressive figure for Lage’s side this season in terms of his performances.
WhoScored currently list him as Wolves’ third-highest rated player, which shows why the club would be looking at extending his stay at Molineux beyond the current campaign.
This also suggests that the Wolves fans would be over the moon to see the veteran centre-back keep giving his all for the club and sign a new contract.
Combine that with Newcastle’s interest in skipper Conor Coady, and penning Saiss down on extended terms would certainly be a wise decision.
Moving forward, if the Morocco international does end up signing a new deal at Wolves and can not only continue through this season in the same sort of form that he’s already showed under Lage but then keep that same level of form next season and beyond, it could be a clever piece of business from the Midlands club.