Dave Edwards believes Romain Saiss would be great to keep for Wolves – but adds the club shouldn’t be overly worried if he opts to leave.
The 32-year-old is one of a few players potentially moving on at the end of the season.
The Morocco international’s current contract at Molineux expires in the summer, and so his future is up in the air right now.
The player is seemingly mulling things over though,. There is also apparently a fair bit of interest in him from other clubs.
L’Equipe reported last month that at least seven clubs were keen on him.
Saiss has excelled this season for Wolves, with Bruno Lage selecting him at almost every turn.
He has really made that left centre-back position his own. And he has helped Wolves to become one of the best defensive outfits in Europe.
In the eyes of Edwards though, Wolves should not feel overly concerned if Saiss did want to move on this summer.
He said (Shropshire Star): “He’s another I feel it would be great to keep.
“He’s been brilliant since he moved into defence. I played with him as a midfielder but he’s influential on the left of that back three.
“I don’t think tying him down to a new deal is as important as keeping Moutinho.
“It’d be great to keep Romain. But if his heart is set on moving abroad I don’t think Wolves should overly worry about him leaving.”
Dave Edwards is right with assessment of Romain Saiss, as star’s contract winds down
Saiss would indeed be great to keep, and hopefully he will ultimately sign an extension with the club.
He is one of the leaders in the dressing room, and does a solid job in that left-sided centre-back role. There’s nothing fancy about him, and he does have his limitations, but Saiss is largely a solid player who can do a job.
So keeping him would be a positive.
But at the same time, Edwards is right when he says Wolves shouldn’t feel overly concerned if he wanted to depart.
Ultimately, Saiss will need replacing long-term.
It would be an opportunity for Wolves to bring in someone a bit younger. That is something that’s needed to happen the last couple of windows now.