Bruno Lage has made it clear that Wolves are open to making changes if needed in the upcoming transfer window, with players already being linked with moves away from Molineux and plenty of incoming transfers rumoured to be making a mid-season arrival to Lage’s side.
One player that has been heavily touted with a move to the club is Renato Sanches, who was set to join the side in the summer on a loan deal from Lille, but the talks hit a bump and Wolves were unable to secure the deal in time.
Since then, Sanches has now been linked with other Premier League clubs including Arsenal, which could really ramp up the competition for securing the Portuguese star’s signature.
Instead, Bruno Lage could revisit the potential signing of another player Wolves reportedly came close to signing in the summer, Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara.
He could be a potentially inspiration signing, especially when assessing the words of former teammate, Rolando, in an interview with RMC Sport:
“This kid is a phenomenon,” he began.
“He is full of qualities and, above all, he works, he listens. It is out of the ordinary.”
When comparing the pair from the French Ligue 1, Sanches and Kamara, despite playing in different roles, have very similar statistics this season, with Sanches offering an assist ahead of Kamara. However, with a more defensive role, the Marseille midfielder matches Sanches on goals and has better a better pass success percentage than his Lille counterpart.
When it comes to what Lage will be looking to improve, possession is a key issue for this current Wolves team, who have an average of 53.2% possession in the Premier League, and 9.1% less possession away from the Molineux this season.
Adding a player like Kamara, who has an impressive record on the ball, winning 15 aerial duels and 35 tackles as well as having an 89.8% pass completion record in 22 appearances for Marseille this season, who currently sit second in Ligue 1, could be a great asset for the Wolves team.
Lage will need to swoop quickly for the £25.2m-rated youngster, as he has now been linked with moves to European super clubs like Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona too, so it will be important to identify what he can do to ensure they can secure the signing and him Molineux in January before he becomes a free agent next summer.
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