Wolves might be set to lose promising left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri this summer season, with the newest stories suggesting that Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis are eager on signing him.
What’s the phrase?
Based on famend journalist Mike McGrath, Pep Guardiola’s facet are contemplating a transfer for the Frenchman as they step up their pursuit of a brand new left-back following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s departure.
The report claims that, after lacking out on Marc Cucurella to Chelsea, the Residents are taking a look at Ait-Nouri, in addition to Atletico Madrid’s Renan Lodi and Borussia Dortmund’s Raphaël Guerreiro.
Though the opposite two choices have expertise within the Champions League, Ait-Nouri is the youngest of the three and has expertise within the Premier League, so it’s straightforward to see why he could be a horny proposition to Guardiola.
Lage can be fearful
Though Ait-Nouri would probably be a deputy to Joao Cancelo at Manchester Metropolis, Lage might be involved that the Frenchman may have his head turned by the prospect of Champions League soccer on the Etihad.
Will Ait-Nouri go away?
The 21-year-old’s common ranking of 6.96 from WhoScored noticed him ranked as the very best participant in Wolves’ squad final season (of these to make at the very least 10 appearances), so he’s clearly an vital participant in Lage’s system and it could be an enormous blow to lose him.
Whereas he began the season with an own-goal in Wolves’ defeat towards Leeds United, Lage could have been hoping that he was set for an enormous season at Molineux, particularly after fellow left-back Marcal departed on a free switch earlier in the summertime.
Ait-Nouri hasn’t seemed again since his debut efficiency towards Crystal Palace and appears to have a particularly shiny future, which Wolves followers can be hoping is with them relatively than with Manchester Metropolis.
The Athletic’s Tim Spiers was stuffed with reward for the defender after that debut, saying:
“Ait-Nouri was phenomenal. I do know it’s just one recreation and he’s a child, and he received a number of area at occasions, however he performed with such enthusiasm and actually helped stretch that recreation out on the left.”
With no actual back-up to the Frenchman accessible in Wolves’ squad, Lage could also be involved that Ait-Nouri may go away earlier than he has the possibility to supply an appropriate substitute, which is able to weaken his squad even additional.