Wolves: Wanderers backed to sign Duje Caleta-Car this summer
Wolves could potentially make a summer move for Marseille and Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: No centre-backs added
Wanderers ended up having a quiet January transfer window, with no marquee additions coming in and Adama Traore joining Barcelona on loan.
Bruno Lage was linked with bringing in a centre-back in order to provide him with more depth in that area, but he will now rely on the likes of Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss staying fit.
It would be a surprise if a defender wasn’t signed in the summer, though, and a new update suggests that it’s a position which could be addressed.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Wolves backed to sign Caleta-Car
Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke claimed that Caleta-Car could again be a target for Wolves, with the summer looking more likely for a move than January did.
The journalist stated: “I think maybe in the summertime, it could be a more realistic option that Caleta-Car could come back onto Wolves’ radar and be a more serious target than for January.”
The Verdict: Strong summer acquisition
Caleta-Car is a formidable defender who has become a key figure for both Marseille and Croatia, highlighting why he could be a good prospective signing for Wolves.
The 25-year-old has a hugely impressive 91.8% pass completion rate in Ligue 1 this season across 12 appearances, whereas Coady tops the pile with 88% for Wanderers in the Premier League.
Caleta-Car is also averaging 1.2 tackles and 2.1 clearances per game, showing that he is both a class act on the ball and a dominant figure out of possession, so it’s refreshing to hear that the Old Gold are set to maintain their interest in him.
In other news, Tim Spiers has provided a key Wolves injury update. Read more here.