Pascal Estrada has lavished praise on Wolves teammates Willy Boly, Romain Saiss and Joao Moutinho.
As a young defender himself, Estrada told the club website that he looks up to Saiss and Boly.
Boly in particular seems an inspiration in terms of how difficult he is to get past.
Estrada said he’d love to have a career like Moutinho, who has 135 caps for Portugal and won Euro 2016.
“I look up to players like Willy Boly and Romain Saiss. I really admire both of them and they are players with really high quality,” he said.
“I’ve learnt from both of them regarding defensive work, how it’s important to have a good range of passing both short and long, and on the ball, you’ve got to be very composed and make good decisions.
I really look up to Willy Boly. He has certain skills that I admire. If you look at Boly, he is a unit, and in one-v-ones, not many people are going to get past him. Moutinho; with everything he’s achieved, had an unbelievable career.
“I remember first watching him play when I was a little kid. We would watch a lot of Portuguese football and still follow him now at Wolves after playing for some big, big clubs. He’s got a career you would love to have.”
Saiss might not be a teammate of Estrada’s by the end of the month, however.
The Athletic claim that Saiss could be sold before the conclusion of the transfer window.
That’s because he hasn’t reached an agreement over a new contract and has just one year remaining on his current deal.
Wolves need to sell players this summer to fund their incomings and Saiss could depart as part of that.
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