Wolverhampton Wanderers are arguably a centre-back light going into the January transfer window and now fresh reports have emerged linking them with a move for a Championship regular…
According to TEAMtalk, the Midlands outfit are one of several Premier League teams eyeing up Reading captain Liam Moore when the market re-opens in less than three months time.
It’s claimed that the likes of West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle United are all interested in the 6 foot 1 colossus with his former club Leicester City being named as the front-runners.
On the face of it, a swoop for Moore looks solid as he’s helped keep six clean sheets from seven outings in the Championship already this season.
Per WhoScored, the skipper is averaging 4.3 clearances, 3.1 aerial duels won, 1.1 interceptions and 0.9 tackles per game.
Whilst that’s fairly respectable, the lack of tackles is a worrying sight given Willy Boly (1.7), Romain Saiss (1.3) and Conor Coady (1.2) are managing more.
Wolves’ quarterback, who isn’t necessarily in that role for his ability to put a foot in, has even averaged more per match this term.
In addition to that, the Midlanders should have more lofty ambitions considering they were in the Europa League last season and look on track to repeat their qualification feat as they are sat tied for points with sixth-placed Leeds United.
Over the past 18 months, the club have been linked to much greater names too – Ruben Dias before his move to Manchester City in the summer, Robin Koch, who’s just joined the aforementioned Whites, new Arsenal colossus Gabriel, Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and Bilbao’s Unai Nunez.
All of which have done it on a much bigger stage than Moore.
Meanwhile, Max Kilman has recently shown he can step up to the plate to become a regular in the Premier League, winning the Man of the Match award against Leeds.
Romain Saiss has also done a sturdy job in the role too.
This move would certainly have more feels of Ryan Bennett, than one thinking of the ambitious future under Fosun. They didn’t get it right with Jesus Vallejo either.
Jeff Shi must avoid sanctioning this disaster at all costs.
AND in other news, Nuno cost Wolves vs Newcastle with dreadful 2nd half decision…