Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are expecting to see a fair amount of change this summer.
The club are set to finish in mid-table at the end of 2020/21 after back-to-back seventh places.
In order to get back to the heights of those first two seasons back in the Premier League, some tough decisions will need to be taken.
The defence has been in the spotlight this season having looked much more vulnerable.
Willy Boly and Jonny’s injury problems have arguably had a destabilising effect.
But there have still been some struggles even when those two key players have played.
One would suspect a new centre-half will be on the agenda – that is what The Athletic’s Tim Spiers claimed in January.
It begs the question, what might happen with Romain Saiss next season?
The Morocco international saw his contract extended by a further year recently, suggesting he won’t be departing the club this summer.
While he’s had some good games, he has been a little lacklustre at times.
He’s 31 now and has been at Molineux since 2015 and he’s been an exceptional servant, but it seems that some fans on social media believe a squad player role should beckon next season.
Saiss has largely been a regular this term, starting 28 times across all competitions.
But some feel the club ought to be upgrading on him in the starting XI:
Squad player now, days of first choice will soon be over. Unfortunate but that’s football
— trev29 (@trev291) May 13, 2021
Been brilliant for us. But a squad player at best next season especially if we bring in a quality CB which we need to do.
— Wandering Wolf (@WV1Wolf) May 13, 2021
Useful utility squad player
— billy quiet (@billyquiet7) May 13, 2021
Useful squad player.
— 울버햄튼 AY WE (@gongsahanda) May 13, 2021
Good squad player and gets the odd goal also can play in the following positions LB CH or CM
— Ste B (@steviebee7) May 13, 2021
As a CB, I don’t want to see him there next season an upgrade is definitely needed.
But as a CDM I think he could do a job for us in the bigger games.
— Gaz (@GWooldridge5) May 13, 2021
Defo keep. Solid squad player who can play CB, LB and in CM. Yes, probably won’t start but can do decent job if injuries &suspensions hit us. Let him see his contract out. Has been a good servant plus good banter with squad for morale. International Captain.
— Jaffa Mad (@jaffajub) May 13, 2021