Now that the 2022 January transfer window has opened, we could see a number of different clubs completing a range of deals to help strengthen their squads for the remainder of the season.
In terms of Wolves and their potential future transfer deals, it seems as though they could have their eye on bringing a new defender to Molineux – even though they have only conceded 14 goals in the Premier League so far this season, leaving just Manchester City with a better defensive record.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Luke Hatfield had his say regarding Wolves’ interest in Lille defender Sven Botman.
He claimed: “I think Wolves will still be keen on him. I’m not too sure whether he will be looking to move in January, but it doesn’t surprise me that other teams have been linked with him because he’s obviously a quality player.”
While Hatfield played down the possibility of a January swoop for Botman from Wolves, it would still be exciting for Wolves fans to hear that the club may still want to sign the Dutchman after being linked with a move during the previous summer transfer window.
Since joining Lille back in 2020 from Ajax, the 21-year-old has gone on to make 63 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions across all competitions, chipping in with one goal and two assists along the way. He has also averaged 4.6 clearances per league match this season, a figure which is second only to Romain Saiss with 5.2 per Premier League game among Wolves’ squad.
Even though Bruno Lage currently has five centre-backs in his senior squad, Willy Boly and Saiss have both now hit the age of 30, so it could be worth bringing in Botman over the summer as a younger long-term option for the Old Gold.
However, in terms of a January move, journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that Newcastle United have had a bid of €35m (£29.2m) for Botman rejected by Lille and that the French club plan to keep hold of the defender until the end of the season, so it could prove quite difficult and expensive for Wolves to secure his signature in this window.