Reported Wolves transfer targets Sebastian Rode and Ryan Kent impress in Europa League final
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Reported Wolves transfer targets Sebastian Rode and Ryan Kent impress in Europa League final

On Wednesday night, Rangers lost the Europa League final on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt – and two recent Wolves transfer targets impressed.

The Scottish giants had taken the lead in the game when Joe Aribo found himself through on goal before providing a cool finish past Kevin Trapp.

But the Bundesliga outfit hit back through striker Rafael Borre, who found space between Calvin Bassey and Conor Goldson.

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It was a fairly even contest throughout, with Frankfurt arguably slightly shading it, and extra-time could not separate the sides at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

A high-quality penalty shootout followed, and it was Aaron Ramsey who was the only man to miss, giving Frankfurt the victory.

It was a game that many neutrals tuned in to watch, and a number of Wolves supporters will also have been watching on with interest.

That may or may not have been down to the fact that two players that were playing had recently been linked with a move to Wolves.

90min reported earlier this month that Wanderers were keen on Rangers winger Ryan Kent.

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And this week, Sport Bild claimed Wolves have made contact with the advisor of Frankfurt captain Sebastian Rode.

Both players made good impressions in last night’s game.

Kent was a handful at times on the left for Rangers, and always looked to be direct. He could, and probably, should have scored for Rangers with a golden chance right at the end of extra-time.

And Rode put in a very assured display in midfield for Frankfurt. This, after being caught with a high foot from John Lundstram just a few minutes into the game, which left him bloody and in need of headband.

Rode was particularly effective in possession, completing 33/37 (89%) passes (via Sofascore). Four of those were ‘key’ passes, and he created one big chance.

Kent was well managed by the Frankfurt defence. But he was actually quite impressive defensively, winning 12/17 duels. He also drew four fouls, the most of any player on the pitch.

Wolves transfer targets Kent and Rode gave good impressions in Europa League final

The two players that have been linked with Wolves this month both did well in the Europa League final.

Rode was particularly good, especially after the heavy blow he took so early in the game.

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That could have thrown him off but the 31-year-old put in a captain’s display.

It remains to be seen if Wolves will look at making a move for the pair this summer.