One player that has now been linked with a move to Molineux Stadium is Tottenham outcast Cameron Carter-Vickers, who has impressed while on loan at Celtic this season.
The USA international was reportedly available last summer for around £2.5m, but after having a sensational season in Scotland, his price tag is likely to soar beyond £6m, despite still being valued by Transfermarkt at just £2.7m.
At 24-years-old, his chances of playing Premier League football began to appear slimmer and slimmer in the summer, but after proving himself at Celtic, both Leicester City and Wolves are claimed by SBI Soccer to be very interested in acquiring his signature.
With just one year left on his Tottenham contract, the summer months will likely be when he finally leaves on a permanent transfer, and if Saiss is to leave the Midlands, the English-born defender could be a suitable replacement.
Wolves are currently set to lose Romain Saiss at the end of the season due to his contract expiring, which will be a big blow to boss Bruno Lage and the team, with the Moroccan’s impressive form this campaign seeing him average a 7.06 SofaScore match rating.
While Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera are currently waiting for an opportunity to impress, Lage may opt to replace the 31-year-old star with a younger proven wide centre back to slot into the first team should Saiss’ contract not be renewed.
Carter-Vickers is a ball-playing defender who was once described by former Spurs star Jan Vertonghen as a “beast” due to his ability in the air and on the ground in one-on-one situations.
Having achieved an average match rating of 7.35 this season in the Scottish Premiership and keeping 13 clean sheets so far, his distribution has been arguably most impressive, having completed 89% of his passes, as well as four long balls per game and 17 passes per game in the opposition half.
With that in mind, he’d complement Max Kilman and Conor Coady superbly well, especially when you consider their own reputation as ball-playing defenders. Wolves have one of the best defensive records in the top-flight this term but the addition of Carter-Vickers could make them even better. After all, the thought of him playing alongside the two English centre-halves is a mouth-watering one.
Possessing superb physicality and aggression, he is naturally suited to the wide centre back role and could be a bargain replacement for Saiss.