Wolves will be looking to sign a new centre-back once the January transfer window rolls around, according to journalist Luke Hatfield.
The Lowdown: Wolves prepare for Liverpool visit
Bruno Lage’s men could only draw 0-0 at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday, in what was far from a classic contest.
On Saturday afternoon, Wolves welcome Liverpool to Molineux, with the Reds thrashing Merseyside rivals Everton 4-1 at Goodison Park in midweek.
It is a huge test of Wanderers’ credentials and the likely back three of Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss will need to be at their best.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: New centre-back in January?
Speaking of defenders, it appears as though a new centre-back could be heading to Molineux next month.
That’s according to Hatfield, who told GIVEMESPORT that he expects a new face to arrive in that area in the January transfer window:
“I think it’s certainly a position they’re looking to strengthen.
“You only need to look at the business they attempted in the summer and the noises coming out of the club now and the reports, it’s clearly a position they need addressing.”
The Verdict: Makes perfect sense
Another defender is required in order to provide more competition for places, also allowing Lage to shuffle his pack more as the season progresses.
Someone like Wolves-linked Sven Botman would be an ideal candidate, with the Lille centre-back already a regular starter in Ligue 1 and Europe, but also only 21 years of age and therefore would be a long-term acquisition.
He is superior to any Molineux defender in terms of aerial duels won this season, averaging 2.5 in the league, which could help to make Lage’s team more dominant defensively.
It would give Wolves a mid-season boost as they potentially look to secure European football next term, adding quality to a crucial area of the pitch.
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