A source from French club Angers has delivered an exciting verdict on Wolves’ latest signing, Rayan Ait-Nouri.
The club completed a loan move for the 19-year-old on October 4, and it is understood Wolves do have the option to buy the player at the end of the season.
The deal went through just before Ruben Vinagre then completed a loan move to Olympiacos, which also includes an option to buy.
Rayan Aït-Nouri played the full 90 minutes for @equipedefrance under-21s last night, in a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein.
— Wolves (@Wolves) October 9, 2020
Hopes are high for Ait-Nouri, who will have competition for a place in the starting XI from Fernando Marcal, signed by the club some weeks before.
His time will come at some point, but what can Wolves fans actually expect from Ait-Nouri?
The Birmingham Mail have conducted an interview with a source from Ait-Nouri’s parent club Angers to get the details.
The source said: “His weakness is still the defensive part of his game and he knows that. He worked a lot with the coach to get better and improve. He still needs to improve but he has really strong qualities.
“He became very important in a few matches last season.
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“He needs some time on the pitch to get better again and then it will be fine and you will see his quality.
“The technical part is above average. He’s really good with the ball, confident, he’s good at dribbling, like a modern left-back. He is very good at crossing from his wing.
“In France there are not many left-backs that can be that good in that part of the game. He had maybe three or four assists last year which isn’t bad for such a young player.”
Patience required over Ait-Nouri
It is great to hear further positive comments about Ait-Nouri.
He seems like he could potentially be a dark horse in terms of best signings for Wolves. But fans must be patient with him as he is coming to a new, more physical league as a teenager.
With regards to his defensive ‘weakness’, hopefully spending time with Nuno Espirito Santo can help the youngster improve that particular aspect of his game – his track record of generally improving players is certainly encouraging.