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Wolves: Romain Saiss should have no future under Bruno Lage

When Bruno Lage enters Compton and walks around the changing rooms, he will receive a sense of what to expect from this Wolves team.

How they respond to a managerial change will be fascinating to see. After all, Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge of the Old Gold for four years, enjoying enormous success in the Midlands.

On the chalkboard

This could be a summer of mass change for Wolves, who are required to sell players in order to spend on new faces.

Ruben Neves could depart Molineux in a £35m deal, while the future is also uncertain for Adama Traore after his ongoing contract negotiations.

Lage could be left without Rui Patricio, who is attracting interest from Roma, who have also been linked with signing Raul Jimenez.

Should Wolves sell Romain Saiss?

Yes please!

Yes please!

No way!

No way!

Further changes may be afoot in the defence, with Romain Saiss touted with an exit. Reports from Foot Mercato in France (via Inside Futbol) suggest that Rennes view him as an option in the transfer window.

Get rid

Losing Neves would be a blow but to watch Saiss head for the departure lounge will not be seen as a major negative.

A favourite under Nuno, the Moroccan featured 149 times for the former head coach of Wolves. However, he could well be fortunate to add to his appearances count at Molineux under Lage.

Saiss was a regular in the team throughout the 2020/21 campaign but delivered some abject displays, letting his former manager down on a regular basis.

One of his worst performances of the campaign came against Aston Villa back in March, when he not only missed a sitter from one yard which “defied the laws of physics” in the words of Tim Spiers, but completed just 70% of his passes.

Sloppiness and an inability to find his man let the defender down for the vast majority of the season. He was run ragged in the 4-0 drubbing against Burnley in April, losing possession on 24 occasions and only registering a pass success rate of 69%. Crucially, he lost the ball for the Clarets’ final goal of the game.

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Saiss was also poor during Nuno’s final match in charge of the Old Gold. The £22,000-per-week earner dangled a leg out and gave away a clumsy penalty as they lost to Manchester United.

Such errors plagued the 31-year-old’s season and, with that in mind, he should be heading through the exit door as Lage begins to make his mark on Molineux.

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