There haven’t been too many rumours in the way of possible incomings for Wolves yet this summer but an exciting hint has now been dropped.
Romain Saiss officially left Wolves yesterday with his contract at Molineux expiring. It brought an end to a six-year association with the club that saw him become part of the promotion-winning squad.
What that means for the Midlands outfit could be reinforcements of a defensive persuasion and according to Tim Spiers, that may well be the expectation now.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, the Wolves correspondent for The Athletic said: “It also feels like a natural parting of ways, with Wolves looking to inject some youthful exuberance into next season’s squad and, after a few years of trying, perhaps that elusive top level CB too.”
Although Saiss’ exit from Bruno Lage’s squad leaves a hole to fill, and one that could become quite problematic with Max Kilman also linked with a departure, this is an exciting time to be a Wolves supporter.
Some added youthful bones to the squad will undoubtedly go down well and if they can finally sign a top-level centre-back, as Spiers hints at, it will leave Wolves in a significantly better place.
With that in mind, the addition of a central defender who is already reputable will go down nicely.
Of course, they need to add more goals to the team but further bodies at the back will certainly help their cause to finish in the European spots in 2022/23.
A signing of that stature is something that the tenth-placed Premier League finishers have missed in years gone by so it would certainly be an electrifying start to the summer if they can unearth a top-class player in defence.
In club captain Conor Coady and the ever-improving Kilman, Wolves have the defensive foundations to prove a difficult match for anyone. Add a player of Botman’s ilk to the equation and you surely have a team that’s more ready to compete for a top seven spot next term. Watch this space.