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Teji Savanier: The man to get Wolves back on track

Teji Savanier: The man to get Wolves back on track

Wolves were denied a point against Cardiff City on Friday thanks to a world-class strike from Junior Hoilett.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side took an early lead through Matt Doherty before Aron Gunnarsson brought the hosts level. The points looked set to be shared before Hoilett curled one home from 25 yards to move the Bluebirds out of the relegation zone. The defeat is Wolves’ fifth from six matches, and their recent form will definitely be concerning for fans.

Wolves’ excellent start to life in the Premier League has slowed, and Nuno will definitely hope to strengthen his squad during the upcoming January transfer window. The Midlands club has invested heavily in the team in recent seasons and more investment in the New Year would help secure their status in the Premier League.

One man who could add to Nuno’s side is Nimes midfielder – Teji Savanier. Valued at just £4.5m by Transfermarkt, the 26-year-old’s impressive performances have gone under the radar this season, but the Frenchman has been one of the most consistent performers in Ligue 1. Savanier has been crucial for his side, scoring two goals and creating three for his team-mates.

Savanier is the ideal box-to-box midfielder to partner Ruben Neves in the engine room. The Frenchman loves to transition defence to attack, averaging an impressive 2.1 successful dribbles per game, but also has the quality to unlock defences with his range of passing; Savanier has averaged 2.4 key passes per game this season. The midfielder doesn’t neglect his defensive duties either, averaging an incredible 3.2 tackles and 1.7 interceptions per game – in a squad of better quality, his abilities would shine through even more (WhoScored).

Savanier is approaching his prime and Wolves would be wise to lure him to the Premier League.

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