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Wolves must revisit Franck Kessie pursuit in January

Wolves tried their best to acquire some big signings in the summer window but they ultimately fell short as they ran out of time before the market closed.

It was a busy transfer deadline day for Bruno Lage without actually signing someone.

On the chalkboard

Hwang Hee-chan had arrived on loan from RB Leipzig just a few days before the window slammed shut but they weren’t able to build on that.

They pursued Lille’s Sven Botman and Renato Sanches but the former was too expensive and a future fee after a proposed loan move couldn’t be agreed for the latter.

Wolves chased Duje Caleta-Car and Kieffer Moore as well but both of those faces remained at their current club.

Should Wolves sign Kessie?

Yes please!

Yes please!

No thanks!

No thanks!

It’s already been claimed that Lage could revisit a move for Caleta-Car in January but we think the Molineux outfit should focus their efforts elsewhere.

Phenomenal Franck

One player that Wolves reportedly lodged a bid for in the summer of 2019 was Franck Kessie.

The powerful midfield general currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A and was the subject of a €25m (£21.3m) offer from the Midlands club when Nuno Santo was still in charge.

He is now rated at £49.5m according to Transfermarkt but they could stumble upon a bargain with the midfielder now thought to be available on the cheap.

Calciomercato reported last week that he might be available for as little as €9m (£7.5m) due to his contract expiring next summer.

With that in mind, Wolves simply have to explore another swoop for the Ivorian.

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He could prove to be a huge upgrade in the middle of the park, not just because of his physicality but also because of his ability to score goals.

Last season, the 24-year-old found the net on 13 occasions, a tally that heavily eclipsed every single player at Wolves in 2020/21. For context, Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves were their top scorers on just five strikes.

Kessie registered an additional four assists, proving to be a destructive asset with the ball at his feet. An intelligent box-to-box midfielder, he completed 1.2 dribbles per match but also registered 1.4 tackles.

Speaking about his game, Former Milan manager Vincenzo Montella could barely contain his excitement, saying: “He is an extraordinary player, a sublime intelligence.”

The vast majority of Wolves’ central players lack dynamism and an ability to break forward. Neves and Joao Moutinho sit as the quarterback’s in Lage’s team so Kessie could completely revamp how they play in that department.

This would clearly be an excellent signing for the club.

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