Ruben Loftus-Cheek was a player of real promise a few years ago but like many players, injuries have slightly derailed his career and after a loan move to Fulham failed to reignite his career. However, Wolves legend Steve Bull has admitted that he would be an ideal player for the Midlands side.
The 25-year-old is a midfielder that can do everything on paper – he’s capable of playing as a holding midfielder but his main strength is his close control and ability to bully defenders off the ball, which is something Wolves have been lacking with their double pivot of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.
The £150,000-a-week England international has failed to establish himself at Chelsea, nor have Crystal Palace or Fulham opted to sign him permanently following loan spells, but he does have over 100 Premier League appearances in his locker which makes him a ready-made player to slot into any team.
Wolves may be desperate to add a bit more bite and aggression into their side as doing the dirty side of the game is not natural game to either Moutinho or Neves, but despite Loftus-Cheek enjoying the technical side of the game, his height and physicality would certainly help Wolves and Bull raved about the midfielder exclusively to Football FanCast:
“He’d be ideal, I’ve watched him quite a few times and he’s big, sturdy, not afraid to put his foot in or put his head where it hurts. If they were to bring him in I’d take him all day long.”
Thomas Tuchel appears set on his most trusted midfielders and they are Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic who all performed excellently in the new system that Tuchel brought to Stamford Bridge.
That means that Loftus-Cheek is likely to be shunned to the side once again and after two loan spells in the last few seasons, it seems that few clubs are willing to take the risk on a midfielder who injured his ACL two seasons ago and hasn’t looked the same player since.