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Wolves make contact over Sebastian Rode transfer

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly initiated contact with Eintracht Frankfurt over a possible move for their captain, Sebastian Rode.

What’s the word?

That is according to a report relayed by Sport Witness, who claim that the Old Gold have “already approached his advisor” over the possibility of signing the former Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund midfielder.

It is said that his performances in steering Frankfurt to Europa League success have led to interest from England.

So much so, that Wolves have allegedly made their first approach of the summer, over Rode’s potential capture.

Underrated Moutinho replacement

At the age of 31-year-old, Rode is by no means a spring chicken and has struggled with a persistent knee injury this season, which has opened up the possibility of his departure from Frankfurt.

But being four years his junior, and registering solid metrics across the board, is a viable replacement for the potentially departing Joao Moutinho.

Should Wolves sign Rode?

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Quite simply, Moutinho and Rode are almost inseparable in across the board metrics, other than the fact that Rode offers more in terms of pressures, particularly across the middle third of the pitch with an average of 13.31 pressures in the mid-third, whilst Moutinho completes more passes on average with 51.39, whilst Rode registers an average of 42.43 per 90.

Operating in the midfield of Oliver Glasner’s 3-4-2-1 system last night, the 31-year-old gave everything and put in a display symbolic of his desire to lift the Europa League trophy, to which he did – with a nasty crack on his head.

In the final against Rangers, the German created the most chances in the match with four and was the most accurate passer to play 45 minutes or more, having managed 89% accuracy.

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His seven recoveries were also impressive, with the performance overall demonstrating his potency as a well-rounded midfielder and clarifying his “underrated” tag in the words of Zach Lowy.

Wolves could do with an enforcer in the midfield and may also seek a replacement for Moutinho in the summer.

Rode is an option that ticks off both boxes, with his ability to lead another plus point in the signing of the Frankfurt star.

The only caveat to be wary of would be his ongoing knee struggles.

In other news: Big boost: Wolves lead chase to sign £16.9m Neves replacement, Lage surely ecstatic 

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