This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
Romain Saiss was a relative unknown when he signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers from French club SCO Angers for £3.6m in August 2016.
The Molineux outfit only managed a 15th-placed finish in that season as Saiss was arguably still unnoticed, having seen his market value fall to £3.15m by the end of the 2016/17 campaign. However, his valuation has notably risen since then.
Perhaps interestingly enough, the Moroccan international played as a defensive midfielder in his first season at Molineux and was originally signed as a central midfield player.
The Wolves faithful are now used to seeing him play as a central defender under Nuno Espirito Santo, where he has played in more than 30 games in all competitions so far in the 2019/20 term, as per Transfermarkt.
Does Saiss suit a centre-back role at Wolves under Nuno?
Saiss has shown that he can adapt under the Portuguese coach, playing a further nine times in that role over the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, and he has chipped in with nine goals and two assists so far in Nuno’s side (via Transfermarkt).
Playing a key part in the team’s promotion from the Championship to the Premier League two years ago saw his market value rise to a peak £5.4m by the end of the campaign, as Nuno clearly felt that he was ready to take on the top flight.
Saiss’ value has since fallen to £3.6m due to the financial crisis as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic but, now that football is back, this figure could well rise again if he keeps on performing well in the Old Gold.
Nevertheless, Saiss has been a player that has proved his value for money over the years, especially by adapting his role within the side under the guidance of Nuno.
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