Wolves are being linked with a move for Atletico Madrid defender Santiago Arias.

According to Caracol, the club are considering a move for the 28-year-old, who is vying for minutes at the Wanda Metropolitano with former Tottenham Hotspur star Kieran Trippier.

Wolves are, of course, in the market for a new right-back following the recent sale of Matt Doherty to Spurs, and it would appear Arias may fit the bill for Nuno Espirito Santo.

Here are four things to know about Arias, amid the speculation of a potential move to the Black Country:

International pedigree

Arias has been on the international scene for some time, with his senior debut coming back in 2013 against Paraguay.

Colombia v England: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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Since then, he’s amassed 53 caps for his country, and been to the 2014 and 2018 World Cups as well as the 2015 Copa America.

A creative eye

Doherty’s goals and assists will be badly missed for Wolves, but Arias’ attacking style may make him an ideal replacement.

 

It hasn’t happened for him too often with Atleti, but for PSV Eindhoven where he really made his name, the star scored 10 goals and notched 21 assists in 172 games.

A winning mentality

Arias knows what it takes to win, and has tasted success quite a few times in his career to date.

The star scooped three Eredivisie titles with PSV, and two Dutch Super Cups.

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He also won the 2018 UEFA Super Cup with Atleti, and this experience could be hugely beneficial to the current crop of Wolves players.

He’s a wanted man

It isn’t just Wolves who are apparently keen on the South American – Arias is reportedly courting interest from Everton and Newcastle United as well.

Both sides are arguably in need of strengthening at right-back, with Everton’s Seamus Coleman set to turn 32 next month and DeAndre Yedlin having been linked with a move away from St. James’ Park.

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