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Wolves can finally end Semedo nightmare in January

With Wolves occupying a relegation spot in the Premier League, it is perhaps only natural that some of their players are being linked with exits ahead of the January transfer window.

Ruben Neves, unsurprisingly, is attracting attention as he continues to impress despite the Old Gold’s shocking start to the season, while Daniel Podence has also been linked with Everton.

However, few fans would have expected to see the transfer rumour mill linking right-back Nelson Semedo with Champions League outfit Chelsea, as his performances since joining from Barcelona do little to suggest that he would be a good option for Graham Potter’s side.

Therefore, if a deal can be negotiated with the Stamford Bridge outfit, it could be an ideal opportunity for Steve Davis to move on a player that hasn’t been good enough and replace him with a better option using the funds they would receive.

Semedo made the move to Molineux in September 2020, with Wolves remarkably paying £37m for the full-back’s services, a fee they look unlikely to recuperate from Chelsea, especially as his contract is set to expire at the end of this season.

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So far this term, the 28-year-old defender has averaged a shocking 6.42 rating from WhoScored for his performances in the Premier League, which ranks him as the 16th-best player in Davis’ squad, so it would not be too much of a loss for the Old Gold if he were to join the Londoners over the winter.

Previous campaigns have also seen the former Barcelona man fail to live up to his price tag, as he averaged 6.90 and 6.82 ratings from WhoScored for his performances in the top flight, with just one goal and four assists to his name.

Regularly caught out defensively, the Portuguese full-back has been described as a “liability” by former Wolves reporter Tim Spiers, a piece of criticism that rather sums up his dismal time in the Midlands.

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Although Ki-Jana Hoever is currently out on loan with PSV Eindhoven, which leaves Wolves very short of options at right-back, Jonny is capable of filling in there while the Old Gold search for a replacement.

Semedo’s time at the club has undoubtedly been a disappointing one, and after 109 weeks at Molineux, Davis should definitely look to take advantage of Chelsea’s surprising interest in the Portuguese defender by moving him on in January.