Three Players Wolves Should Keep Hold Of Once They Get Promoted To The Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently at odds of as short as 1/250 to get promoted to the Premier League and given that they are 10 points clear of 3rd place with 12 games, to go their ascension looks certain.
When they move up, however, I’m sure their currently solid and settled squad will have to be tweaked in order to cope with the rise in quality, though if anything, some clubs go overboard in shuffling their pack and end up ruining the symmetry.
Naturally, Ruben Neves will stay, so will John Ruddy, and moves are already in place to make Diogo Jota’s move permanent.
Wolves (among others) could really do with retaining the services of these three influential players:
The 27-year-old Frenchman has been sensational at the back and is regarded by most non-partial observers as currently the best central defender in this division.
In reaching his peak playing age, we can take the view that he will get better and has marked himself out as a Premier League-quality player in this country and so his temporary move from Porto should be turned into a permanent one at the earliest opportunity.
It feels like he’s been around forever and with a history which takes in Dundee United, Lech Poznan and Konyaspor before playing in the Championship, most would say he’s not Premier League class.
His willingness to go abroad and broaden himself though, allied with his tip-top quality at this level and his age (28), he is turning into a very fine attacking left-back indeed and if Wolves don’t want to keep him for next season, I’m sure another top division side would come in and snap him up.
Reputation is not everything in football and in my view, he’d be in the Scottish national side ahead of both Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney.
The former midfielder turned defender is eventually finding his calling in the middle of the back three and it would be a mistake for Wolves not to retain him in that position to ensure a smooth transition to Premier League football.
Coady looks well capable of the step up in this position and in fact, he was watched very closely by Premier League sides with a view to grabbing him in January. However, he is in his infancy in this role and Wolves’ position means it was clear they were not going to let him go last month.