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Wolves: Javi Sanchez on Molineux transfer radar

Wolves: Javi Sanchez on Molineux transfer radar -Wolves News

Wolves are reportedly looking to secure a transfer for Real Valladolid defender Javi Sanchez. 

The Lowdown: Wolves’ shaky defence

The Midlands club have had a rather dismal Premier League season so far, having picked up just 10 points from 14 games, which has left them second from bottom.

From a defensive point of view, the Old Gold have conceded 22 goals in total, with just six teams being breached more regularly.

However, it appears that the club’s new manager Julen Lopetegui has identified one man who he’d like to bring to Molinex to help strengthen Wolves’ defensive options.

The Latest: Wolves eyeing Sanchez

According to a recent report from Caught Offside, the Old Gold have registered their interest in Sanchez following a request from Lopetegui.

The report adds that Wolves would prefer to reach an agreement in time for the January transfer window, although a summer move has not been ruled out should a mid-season deal prove too difficult to conclude.

In addition, while the centre-back reportedly has a €25m (£21m) release clause in his contract, an offer of around €15m (£13m) could be enough to sign him.

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The Verdict: Wolves must sign Sanchez

Having played more minutes in La Liga this season than anyone else at Real Valladolid, this highlights just how important the 25-year-old is for his team and why the club may be reluctant to see him leave in January.

In terms of his defensive ability, Sanchez has made more clearances (53) than any of his team-mates this season in the league, while also having the joint-highest combined total of tackles and interceptions (32) at the Estadio José Zorrilla.

Do Wolves need to sign a defender in January?

Yes

Yes

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Along with being a tough defender off the ball, the Spaniard has shown his technical ability in possession as well, boasting the highest passing success rate (85.2%) out of Valladolid players who have attempted more than two passes.

Taking all that into account, we feel that adding Sanchez to the squad in January would be a great way for Wolves to tighten up at the back and make them harder to score against.


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