An update has emerged on AS Roma phenomenon Amadou Diawara, regarding Wolves’ talks over a deal for his services.
According to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, Wolves have opened talks over a deal to sign AS Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara.
Konur claims that Bruno Lage is pushing for the signing and a one-year loan has been proposed to the Italian giants as we enter the final weeks of the transfer window.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage would love Diawara at the Molineux stadium next season and the club must work hard to ensure that they can get a deal over the line for him. If Roma are willing to accept a one-year loan deal for the powerhouse then it could be a relatively risk-free addition with the potential for it to be a shrewd piece of business.
With a temporary switch, Wanderers would not be burdened by a hefty price tag or the prospect of him having multiple years left on his contract should it not work out. This means that it would not be a massive blow for Wolves if he came in and struggled to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.
Diawara has had a tricky career to judge as he has been a role player at both Napoli and Roma for the majority of his time in Italy after leaving Bologna. He has only started more than 10 Serie A matches in one season since departing Bologna in 2016, which came in the 2019/20 campaign for Roma. In that year, he averaged a solid WhoScored rating of 6.71 and made 3.2 tackles and interceptions per game.
The enforcer’s coach at Napoli, Fabrizio Tazzioli, hailed him as a phenomenon, saying: “I saw the guy in training and thought that he is a phenomenon. He is not as strong physically, but better with his feet and has the same presence on the pitch.”
This highlights the impact the £84k-per-week beast could have on Wolves’ midfield if given a larger part to play than he has been given at Roma and, previously, Napoli. Lage could love working with the Guinea international to help bring out the best in him, with his defensive instincts potentially good enough to provide a screen in front of the defence alongside Moutinho or Ruben Neves.
The 24-year-old has a career average of three tackles and interceptions per game, although that is skewed downwards by the large number of substitute appearances he has made. Therefore, he could arrive in the Midlands and be a midfield tank for Lage, which is why he could enjoy having him in the squad next term.