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Reported Wolves target Caleta-Car scores in 7-1 Croatia win

Wolves have been linked with a swoop for Croatia and Marsille central defender Duje Caleta-Car.

Recently, it seems West Ham and Newcastle are ahead in the race but Wolves still need a centre-half.

Caleta-Car started for his country last night as they travelled to take on Malta.

The result was a thumping 7-1 win and Caleta-Car made it 2-0 after 22 minutes.

A proud night

Caleta-Car netted his first international goal on his 20th appearance.

He also captained his country for a period in the second half after Luka Modric was replaced.

After the game, he said: “The feeling is phenomenal. I would like to thank the coach and teammates. I am honoured. I hope I have met expectations and this is one of many games as captain.

“I scored my first goal for the national team, and I hope for more. We expected a stronger match on their part, but it’s all because of us, we pressed them and deservedly won.”

As per WhoScored, Caleta-Car had 110 touches in a dominant Croatia display and he found the target with 93.3 per cent of his passes.

His goal was one of two shots in the game, on a night where he did not have to make a tackle, clearance or block.

Wolves’ chances of signing him

The Athletic recently reported that Wolves’ hopes of landing the Croatian in January are slim, because Marseille are not willing to offload a top performer mid-season.

That means a move may have to wait until the summer, when Wolves will be hoping that West Ham or Newcastle have not blown them out of the water.