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Wolves: Wijnaldum is what Bruno Lage needs

While Wolves will be treated to another season of Joao Moutinho at Molineux after the Portuguese maestro extended his contract earlier this week, Bruno Lage arguably still needs an all-action midfielder and could find the ideal man in Georginio Wijnaldum.

The former Newcastle United and Liverpool man endured a disappointing first season with PSG and reports have suggested that he could leave the Parc des Princes this summer, with Wolves amongst a host of Premier League sides said to be interested in bringing him back to England.

The 31-year-old has enjoyed a lot of success in England previously, notably winning the Premier League and Champions League under Jurgen Klopp with Liverpool.

Although his first season in France has been deemed unsuccessful, he still made 38 appearances in all competitions for Les Parisiens, contributing three goals and three assists, so could definitely add some quality to Lage’s midfield.

Wijnaldum’s form for the Netherlands, with whom he has five goals in his last 13 appearances, also suggests that he can add goals to this Wolves side, which should be a priority after the Old Gold averaged just one goal per game in the Premier League last season.

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There are also still doubts about Ruben Neves’ future at Molineux and Wijnaldum could go some way towards replacing the former Porto man’s quality and goals from midfield.

The £21m-rated Dutch maestro would not only be a quality addition on the pitch but could also have a big influence off it, as Klopp summarised in Wijnaldum’s final few months at Liverpool, saying:

“Gini’s character is out of the question: he is a sensational guy, completely committed to the team and the club until the last day.”

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While Neves and Moutinho could both be described as pass-masters, they lack the dynamism of someone like Wijnaldum, who can effectively contribute in both boxes, which Moutinho is arguably no longer capable of at 35.

Therefore, while Wolves fans might be most excited about the veteran midfielder staying at Molineux, the potential signing of Wijnaldum would arguably do far more for Lage’s midfield next season.

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