Wolves may not have much left in the financial kitty this summer but that hasn’t stopped them from ramping up their efforts in the transfer market.
Wolves may lose John Ruddy this summer with his contract expiring but they could also lose number one goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
He has attracted the attention of Roma and a deal is thought to be edging closer to completion.
With that in mind, Bruno Lage will need to find a new ‘keeper in order to bolster the Wolves ranks.
According to Football Insider, they are interested in signing Leicester City’s Danny Ward.
He has caught the eye for Wales at Euro 2020 and it would appear that Wolves have been left impressed by his performances.
If Lage can convince Ward to move across the Midlands then it would be an astute replacement from Patricio.
They will need a capable and experienced man to replace the Portugal international, but fortunately, those are areas that Ward ticks the boxes of.
The 28-year-old remarkably hasn’t played a game of league football since May 2017 but his displays during the ongoing European Championships have been nothing short of superb.
Ward has made a succession of top-drawer stops for his country, making 4.3 saves per 90 minutes, the third-highest number at the tournament.
Speaking about his form this summer, Andy King commented: “He’s been one of Wales’ outstanding players in this tournament.”
King continued: “He’s been absolutely brilliant. For someone who doesn’t play football for their club week in, week out, he’s assured in everything he’s done.
“He’s been commanding, he’s come for crosses and his distribution has been excellent.”
With that in mind, Ward is surely ready for more first-team football once the tournament has concluded.
Wolves need a new stopper and the Wales international should be searching for a better chance elsewhere.
A lack of league football isn’t always indicative of where you are as a footballer. You only need to look across the Midlands to Emi Martinez.
He only ever managed 15 league appearances for Arsenal but rocked up at Aston Villa to take the top-flight by storm. Martinez kept 15 clean sheets last term and made 142 saves, only to be bettered by Sam Johnstone and Aaron Ramsdale.
Wolves should repeat a similar trick this summer by landing Ward; he has proven to be a reliable and exceptional shot-stopper.