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Wolves could be in danger of losing Max Kilman

Wolverhampton Wanderers could be in danger of losing Max Kilman in the January transfer window.

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That’s according to a claim made by Tim Spiers, with The Athletic journalist recently suggesting in a Q&A that, as a result of his remarkable performances for Wolves so far this season, the club could be in danger of losing the 24-year-old centre-back in the winter market.

Speaking about Kilman’s goal-saving clearance and big chance to level the scores against Manchester City on Saturday, Spiers said: “That was a crazy minute, he stopped a likely goal at one end then bombed forward and nearly scored at the other end.

“The guy has been exceptional this season to the extent he’s heading towards the Neves/Jimenez/Neto bracket of players you’d fear Wolves could lose.”

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Shi must avoid disaster on Kilman

Considering just how impressive Kilman has been for Wolves so far this season, it would not be surprising if a number of England’s biggest clubs were indeed taking an interest in the defender ahead of the January transfer window, as Spiers suggests.

Indeed, over his 16 Premier League appearances for Bruno Lage’s side, the £4.05m-rated man has helped his team keep five clean sheets and scored one goal, as well as making an average of two interceptions – the joint seventh-most in the top flight – 2.1 tackles, 3.6 clearances and won 66% of his duels per game.

Another statistic that stands out is the centre-back’s volume of passes, with the 24-year-old completing an average of 42.9 per match – with an 87% success rate – something which ranks him as Wolves’ fourth-best passer of the ball so far this term.

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These returns have seen the £14k-per-week man average a SofaScore match rating of 7.09, ranking him as Lage’s fourth-best player in the Premier League, as well as the 45-year-old manager’s best-performing defender.

As such, when factoring in how short Wolves already are in the heart of their defence, losing the services of the Englishman this winter would undoubtedly be a disaster for the club – a situation that Jeff Shi could well avoid by offering the defender a bumper new deal at Molineux.

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