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Wolves-linked Benoit Badiashile impresses on first appearance back from injury

Defender Benoit Badiashile impressed for AS Monaco at the weekend, after making his return from injury.

The Frenchman was back in the starting XI for The Monégasques, having missed the club’s last nine matches across all competitions.

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Badiashile had been a fairly important player prior to his absence.

Him being sidelined was a blow for Monaco, but they can now call on the talented 20-year-old once again.

Badiashile lined up for Monaco against Marseille on Sunday and put in a solid display for his first game back.

The star played 78 minutes, and helped his side to a 1-0 victory to move the club up to eighth in Ligue 1.

Badiashile was very tidy on the ball, completing 32/36 passes for an accuracy of 89%. He also made a couple of important clearances for the visitors.

According to MonacoTribune, the youngster put in an ‘accomplished shift’.

He ‘hardly put a foot wrong throughout his 78 minutes afield in the 1-0 victory’ and it was ‘a very impressive feat considering he was up against the experienced strike duo of Arkadiusz Milik and Cedric Bakambu’. He apparently coped with their intelligent movement and physicality very well.

The analysis of his performance from MonacoTribune is very in-depth, and really suggests Badiashile as being a young player with serious potential.

In January, Sky Sports reported that Wolves held an interest in Badiashile. Supposedly, Wolves were quoted £25 million.

He is someone who has actually been on Wanderers’ radar for a couple of years now; L’Equipe reported there was interest back in 2019.

Benoit Badiashile should be someone Wolves look at this summer

So Badiashile is back in action after his injury, and already impressing.

The injury he picked up in January pretty much ruled out any exit for him, although it’s unlikely Wolves would have made a move anyway.

But the club should now be keeping a close eye on Badiashile.

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Romain Saiss is out of contract at the end of the season. He may or may not get an extension. And Willy Boly’s long-term future at the club is surely in some doubt given how little he has featured at Molineux in recent times.

Badiashile looks like a serious prospect. Undoubtedly, Wolves scouts need to keep him in their sights in the coming months.

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