Tim Spiers has dropped a promising Wolves transfer update involving Rayan Ait-Nouri.
The Lowdown: Ait-Nouri impresses
Ait-Nouri certainly impressed while on loan at the Midlands club in the 2020/21 season, ranking highly among his teammates in terms of average tackles (1.4), key passes (0.7), dribbles (1.2), pass success (86.1%) and crosses (0.6) per game in the Premier League (Whoscored).
Should Wolves have signed Ait-Nouri?
His displays were that good at times that a lot of members of the Molineux faithful have since called for him to be signed on a permanent deal.
The Latest: Spiers on Ait-Nouri
Writing on Twitter, Spiers, who is a football journalist for The Athletic, has claimed that the Wanderers are moving to sign Ait-Nouri permanently:
“They’ve renegotiated a £10m deal with a 50 per cent sell-on for Angers.
“Gather that Wolves retain a buyout clause, should they want to remove the sell on fee at a later date.”
He also added that his signing would be “dependent” on Ruben Vinagre departing to free up squad space and funds, an he has been told that the left-back is “on the verge” of joining Sporting Lisbon on a permanent deal.
The Verdict: Good move
Bruno Lage will want to get the supporters on his side as quickly as possible, and there is not a better way to do that than signing Ait-Nouri, of whom they are very fond of.
Especially if Vinagre goes, WWFC will need some competition for Jonny at left-back, and Ait-Nouri can certainly provide that.
Nonetheless, at just 20 years of age, he has still got a lot of potential, and £10m could well turn out to be an absolute bargain.
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