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Lage suggests Toti Gomes could become part of Wolves rebuild

Bruno Lage has suggested defender Toti Gomes could become a part of rebuild at Wolves next season.

The youngster was handed a rare chance to impress today in the club’s final Premier League home game of the season.

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Prior to that, Gomes had not started since the FA Cup defeat to the same opponent earlier this year.

Gomes had played three times for the club in the absence of Romain Saiss, and did really well.

He finally got a chance to play again today. And he was definitely the best of the three centre-halves. Conor Coady was taken off at half-time, and Willy Boly was given the runaround.

Saiss has said that his future is more or less decided now. He said that it is more likely that he will depart than stay.

It is thought that the club will be dipping into the transfer market to replace him.

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But Lage said after the draw with Norwich that Gomes could well come into his thinking for the start of next season.

He said (via Express & Star): “The way he is playing, yes, but we need to improve the level.

“The line of replacing players like Saiss, is a tiny line. We need to understand that those kind of players are not easy to replace. We need to find them.”

Toti Gomes should definitely see more game time next season, as Lage suggests potential Wolves rebuild

It is interesting to hear Lage suggest that Gomes could see more game time next season.

Each time he has come in this season, he has caught the eye.

He does look to be a solid and composed defender, and the fact he is left-footed is also a big bonus.

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Hopefully he can just keep working hard and impressing Lage in training.

The manager clearly feels he still needs to get better. But he did also point to the journey of Max Kilman as an example of how youngsters can make the grade at Molineux.

He also said that Gomes and Chiquinho were both ‘showing some things now’, meaning their cards are marked at least.