Regardless of his re-emergence as a starter at Manchester United, it appears as if Wolves nonetheless have quite a lot of curiosity in Aaron Wan-Bissaka this month, and the right-back might clear up a giant drawback in Julen Lopetegui‘s facet.
Forward of the January switch window, Wolves had been linked with signing the previous Crystal Palace defender, who had misplaced his beginning spot beneath Erik ten Hag at Previous Trafford.
Nonetheless, the injury picked up by Diogo Dalot on the World Cup pressured the United boss to utilise the right-back towards Burnley slightly below a month in the past, and his high-quality show of their 2-0 Carabao Cup win (7.6 Sofascore score) has seen him maintain his place within the group for every of the subsequent five league video games, with United dropping simply two factors in that point.
It would show troublesome to prise him away from Previous Trafford, as he has averaged a powerful 6.95 score from WhoScored for his performances within the high flight, which is bettered solely by Ruben Neves in Wolves’ squad.
Chatting with Football FanCast, journalist Dean Jones prompt that the Molineux outfit might nonetheless look to herald Wan-Bissaka throughout this month’s switch window.
He stated in relation to the United defender: “We all know there’s been curiosity from Wolves and Palace. If United signal a brand new right-back, if they will discover the appropriate match, it would turn out to be doable. However with out that coming onto the desk, I actually don’t see how they will let Wan-Bissaka go in the intervening time.”
Lopetegui might be praying that United can discover a new right-back to compete with Dalot this month, as Wan-Bissaka’s spectacular type means that he might be a giant assist to the Previous Gold of their battle towards relegation if he involves Molineux, particularly given their issues at right-back.
Wolves’ fundamental choices in that position, Nelson Semedo and Jonny, have each struggled for constant type this season, averaging disappointing rankings of 6.43 and 6.54 respectively from WhoScored and contributing to just one aim between them.
Lopetegui has promoted Dexter Lembikisa to the first-team squad however the 19-year-old – who has simply four senior appearances – hardly seems able to be an everyday within the Premier League, notably in such a high-pressure state of affairs on the backside of the league.
Due to this fact, whereas it might be a troublesome deal to drag off given Wan-Bissaka’s “fantastic” latest performances – within the phrases of talkSPORT commentator Micky Grey – Lopetegui ought to do all that he can to attempt to carry the 25-year-old to Molineux this month.