Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly moved to trigger their option to extend Romain Saiss’ contract by a further year.
The club have apparently decided to act over the 30-year-old, who had been set to depart Molineux this summer.
There was always the chance for Saiss to get one more year in the Black Country, and the Express & Star are claiming that option has now been taken up.
There has not yet been any official confirmation from the club.
Supposedly £22,000-a-week star Saiss (Spotrac) earned his extra year through the number of games started this season.
If true, it is no less than he deserves.
Saiss has been a fine servant to the club since his arrival in 2016.
The star has been with Wolves every step of the way in their rise back up to the Premier League, back-to-back seventh-place finishes and run to the Europa League quarter-final last season.
This season, he’s made 23 appearances in all competitions, meaning he’s clocked up 167 in total for the first-team.
The correct course of action
Wolves fans should be delighted that Saiss will seemingly get another season at Molineux.
He is by no means a top quality centre-back – having made the transition from being a midfielder of course – but he’s proven himself more than capable at Premier League level, and his versatility is invaluable.
There will always be games where his lack of mobility will be exposed, but then there will also be games where he produces faultless performances, especially when Wolves are defending a lead with backs to the wall.
Keeping Saiss around just makes sense, as he’s also one of the leaders in the dressing room.