Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly possess an interest in Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson – but would he be a good signing for the Midlands club?
The Daily Star write that Wolves’ Premier League rivals West Ham United are also considering a move for Sanson, who is valued at around £30m.
The 24-year-old operates in the centre of midfield, an area of the pitch that manager Nuno Espirito Santo currently has some quality options to pick from.
However, where he differs slightly is that he is more defensive minded than the likes of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, with the Frenchman known to be a strong tackler in the heart of the pitch.
In addition, he has a tenacious side and is able to launch attacks with his wide range of passing, an area that he is similar to Neves and Moutinho.
Of course, Sanson has significant experience in the Europa Lague, a competition that Wolves are set to enter this season having finished 7th in the Premier League table last term.
Signing the ex-Montpellier man would give Espirito Santo some added experience and depth to this squad, with the likes of Leander Dendocker and Morgan Gibbs-White not having masses of games under their belts.
However, if Wolves were to spend £30m on a player, you would have to think they would want to be more than a squad player, a guarantee that could not be given to Sanson.
In summary, Sanson would probably be a good addition if Marseille were to lower their asking price, but at the fee mentioned then Wolves could probably find better options in his position.