Wolves fans will be hoping the club can secure European football in their first campaign back in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men comfortably lifted the Championship title last season and their excellent form has continued in the higher division. Wolves currently occupy seventh place in the standings, four points clear of Watford and nine points behind Arsenal. European football is a real possibility if the Midlands side can maintain their form for the rest of the campaign.
Finishing in a European place would also give Wolves a welcome boost to their finances ahead of the summer transfer window. More money to spend on recruits will greatly increase their chances of making their recent success sustainable in the long-term. However, Nuno should also be on the lookout for deals that don’t break the bank.
Therefore, Wolves should be keeping tabs on Rotherham dynamo – Will Vaulks. Valued at just £675k by Transfermarkt, the 25-year-old has been one of the Championship’s most consistent performers this season. Despite his increasing importance to his current employers, his contract at the club is set to expire in the summer meaning Wolves could look to secure his services for absolutely nothing.
Vaulks is a fantastic defensive midfielder who adds another layer of protection to the back four, averaging an impressive 2.5 tackles and 1.9 interceptions per game this season. Not only does he excel defensively, but the Englishman also has the quality to dictate the tempo of games, chipping in with five goals and three assists this season. Adapting to the physicality of the Premier League should be no issue with Vaulks winning an incredible 4.3 aerial duels per game in the Championship (WhoScored).
Potentially available on a free, this move should be a no brainer.
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