Wolves eyeing Serie A defender this summer

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Wolves are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of another assault on the Premier League next season.

The club have been mightily impressive for two seasons now, sealing two successive seventh-placed finishes.

Across 76 games, they have taken 116 points, and lost just 22 fixtures.

The signings of the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, and Rui Patricio have been central to their excellent form.

And now it appears that they are again looking to invest in this transfer window.

Sport Witness carries a report from Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that a Serie A star has been identified as a possible acquisition.

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The piece claims that Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam is on the club’s shortlist as they look to strengthen Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.

Napoli are said to be willing to sell the left-back, who has made 183 appearances for the Italian club.

He is 29 and has a contract that expires in 2022, with the Serie A side asking for €10 million (£8.9m) to sanction his departure.

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Ghoulam earns €3.5m-per-year (£3.1m), or £60,461-per-week, a salary one has to assume that Wolves can match.

Gazzetta claim that his move to Wolves is a “very likely hypothesis” and he could well end up at Molineux in the coming months.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Ghoulam would be something of a strange signing for Wolves.

They currently have Jonny and Ruben Vinagre at left-back, and the pair each made over 15 appearances in the Premier League last term.

Santo has no problem with rotating the two, and they are both accomplished performers.

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Bringing in Ghoulam would only add an element of disharmony to the squad, and there really has to be question marks over whether he would be a worthy acquisition.

Ghoulam is not guaranteed to jump straight into Santo’s starting XI, and one has to feel that this could be almost £9m wasted.

Wolves ought to look at other options.

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