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Deadline Day: Sven Botman too expensive for Wolves

Wolves haven’t had much to spend in the ongoing window with loan moves the order of the day for Bruno Lage.

That being said, it’s difficult to suggest that method has been successful given their tally of zero points and no goals after three matches.

What’s the word?

Coincidentally, transfer deadline day could see Wolves complete another loan move.

This time it could be quite the coup too with the Old Gold trying to complete a temporary swoop for Lille’s Renato Sanches.

Sadly, the idea of his teammate Sven Botman arriving in the Midlands has been quashed.

Lage’s side made a bid to sign the centre-back a few days ago but they have ultimately been priced out.

Should Wolves sign Botman?

Definitely!

Definitely!

No thanks!

No thanks!

Providing an update on the Dutchman, The Athletic’s Tim Spiers said on Twitter: “Asking price too high.”

Fans fuming

Although the club look as though they’ll sign Sanches before the 11pm deadline, they will be considerably upset that they’ve not signed another centre-back.

Wolves have conceded in all three of their Premier League matches this season and with Lage preferring a three-man backline, they need as many bodies as possible in that third of the pitch.

That’s especially when you consider the club’s simply disastrous defensive record last term. From a period between October and February, the Molineux outfit managed to keep just two clean sheets.

They were also dismal at the back when they were missing Willy Boly. When the Frenchman missed three months with an ankle problem in 2020/21, Wolves played 15 league matches but only kept one shut out.

Therefore, Botman would have offered a great deal to this Wolves team. He has been a vocal presence at the back for Lille and has established himself as one of the core leaders in the French champions’ squad.

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Given his age of just 21, that’s an ideal trait when it comes to compiling a scout report. Furthermore, he won more aerial duels than any Wolves player last season – 3.2.

With that in mind, he’d have undoubtedly brought more muscle and authority to their defence.

Consequently, supporters should be incredibly frustrated that their club can’t find the funds necessary to lure him to the Midlands. They will have to settle with what they’ve got from a defensive point of view instead.

AND in other news, Lage must seal Wolves swoop for 20 y/o “outstanding talent”, he won’t cost a penny…

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