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22/11/2021 | 06:35pm
Bruno Lage has led Wolves to exceeding expectations in their Premier League campaign so far.
The Black Country club currently sit sixth in the Premier League table ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham to name of a few of their top six contenders currently trying to break into the Europa League spots.
Despite this surprising success in the top half of the table so far, Wolves are not without their needs to add quality and fresh legs to their side, with a couple of injury problems plaguing the side currently.
One strike of luck is the return of Raul Jiminez, who suffered a horrific fractured skull injury that kept him out of the side until the start of this season, who bagged his third goal of the season in a win over West Ham at Molineux Stadium this weekend.
Would Botman be a good signing?
Wolves are not struggling to find the goal, but their defensive record is highly problematic, only keeping their first clean sheet at home against West Ham a few days ago, which could be due to a lack of squad depth and availability for rotation in their defensive line.
Lage spoke out on the defensive issues recently saying;
“It’s easy to concede chances against us, so we need to continue to work to help our players and improve the little details that cost us.
Journalist, Luke Hatfield, has blown the lid on a potential incoming transfer for Wolves, which could definitely solve Lage’s problems at the back. He told GIVEMESPORT:
“I imagine that they’ll be keen to revive their interest in Botman if it can be done. It’s an area they probably need to look at.”
The £25.2m-rated centre back has been previously linked with a move to the club, and the January transfer window may be the perfect time for the club to pounce on the opportunity whilst sitting in a very attractive position in the Premier League.
Former Lille boss, Christophe Galtier, has hailed Sven Botman as a “leader” which is something Wolves could use to tighten up their backline to make them more aware and focused.
“In football, you have leaders who are vocal, ones who gesticulate and ones who shake the team up… I have a few of those,” said Galtier. “But you also have people who lead by example, through their performances, and it’s true that Sven is emerging as this type of leader.”
Wolves could swoop in to secure the signature of the Dutchman in January, if Lage is given the freedom to add players into his team during the winter transfer window, it really could make or break their battle for European football.