Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been discussing how Nelson Semedo has fared in his first season at Molineux.
The full-back was brought in from Barcelona last summer for a transfer fee initially reported to be worth about £37 million in total (BBC Sport).
Tim Spiers stated earlier this year though that the fee is unlikely to exceed £30 million due to add-on clauses being related to European success.
Semedo started the season somewhat erratically, and it was clear he hadn’t had too much experience playing as a wing-back.
But over time, the 27-year-old has shown himself to be more than a decent player.
He is starting to shake off that tag of being vulnerable defensively.
Sure there are still some positional errors on occasion, and he’ll have the odd game where he is really poor, but by and large Semedo is now one of Wolves’ more consistent performers.
That said, he still has plenty of room to improve, but it’s exciting to think about the player he could become in his second term when he’s had a full season of English football under his belt.
His quality is very evident sometimes, and it has become more clear of late how he managed to make over 100 appearances for Barcelona.
Wolves fans have found it very tough watching their side this season, with many players underperforming.
But yesterday some were praising Semedo for his contributions in a tough term:
Strength to strength, starting to become underrated by fans
— Talvin (@talvin_bagri) April 27, 2021
— Mark (@MKG661) April 27, 2021
Extremely underrated. Our top 3 players this season. Overall solid
— WWFC Jay (@JaysonGibbons2) April 27, 2021
Improving slowly but surely.
— David Gould (@DavidGould15) April 27, 2021
Think the jury was out early on , but has got better.
He’ll be an asset next season , providing he sorts out his defensive positioning – good going forward though.
— Hairy Wolf (@HinduWolf) April 27, 2021
Has quickly become one of my favourites. He took some to time gel, but feel he is getting there.
— Shay Griffiths 🐺✍️📔🇬🇧🇧🇻🇵🇱 (@ShayGri) April 27, 2021
Been a great signing, struggled a bit settling in but now he’s being very solid week in week out. Scapegoated by everyone but he’s been our 3rd best player this season
— Maurice 🐺🔶 (@Mowiiiiiii) April 27, 2021
Getting better all the time and will be a star for us next season. Possibly POTS in 2021 so far.
— Kev Belgium (@ceedawn10) April 27, 2021