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Wolves urged to sign Lewis Dunk from Brighton

Bruno Lage wrapped up the transfer of Trincao on Sunday morning in what was a huge boost to Wolves’ chances next season.

That being said, bad news could be on the way with Conor Coady, Ruben Neves and Adama Traore all linked with the exit door.

What’s the word?

If Coady does leave, Wolves will have a challenge on their hands to replace him.

They’ve already been touted with Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski but Old Gold legend Steve Bull is entertaining the idea of another English defender heading to Molineux.

Speaking to This is Futbol over the weekend, the club’s all-time record scorer commented: “I want to see experience come into Wolves and someone like Tarkowski from Burnley or Lewis Dunk at Brighton, just somebody who has been there and done it in the Premier League.”

Who would be a better signing?

Tarkowski

Tarkowski

Dunk

Dunk

The Brighton defender was the subject of interest from Leicester a few years ago as they weighed up a whopping £40m offer.

Dunk is now valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt.

Bye-bye Coady

Should the Wolves skipper depart this summer they’d be foolish to ignore Dunk.

After all, the central defender bullied Nuno Santo’s men on two occasions last term, as he scored in back to back games against the Midlands side.

He was a menace from set-piece scenarios when the two clubs drew 3-3 with each other back in January.

Bizarrely, it was diminutive midfielder Ruben Neves who was marking the 6 foot 4 frame of Dunk during that encounter, as the Englishman got the better of him to find the back of the net.

Dunk was a huge threat when the two teams played each other in May as well. Wolves came from behind to win following a red card to the 29-year-old but before then, he caused chaos from corners.

Neves was charged with marking him again in a rather naive move from the manager as he was beaten in the air to score in successive games versus the Old Gold.

The Brighton star was described as “outstanding” last season and it’s clear to see why. Dunk scored five goals on his way to winning 2.4 aerial duels per match.

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That not only equals Wolves’ top scorer last season in Pedro Neto, but in terms of aerial battles, only Willy Boly, Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker won more.

After Wolves shipped 52 league goals last term, they will desperately need defensive recruits. Dunk can be erratic at times but would undoubtedly add more physicality to their backline.

AND in other news, Imagine him & Trincao: Wolves must sign “remarkable” 22-goal beast with “magic” feet…

Article title: Wolves urged to sign Lewis Dunk from Brighton

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