Wolves centre-back Max Kilman is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The north London giants have been showing interest in the 25-year-old for a while, and CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has said people should ‘keep an eye’ on the situation.
It is no surprise that a club like Tottenham would want Kilman.
Currently, they have shipped the most goals out of the clubs in the top half of the table.
It has been unusual to see an Antonio Conte team looking shaky at the back.
It looks as though they’d like to strengthen this summer, and it remains to be seen if Kilman is someone they come knocking for.
Kilman has experience of playing in both a back three and a back four.
Last season, he thrived playing on the right of a back three under Bruno Lage.
He’s also operated on the left of a back three, and the left-sided defender in a back four.
Simply put, Wolves should absolutely not be entertaining interest from Spurs in Kilman.
He is still quite early on in his career and he will not hit his peak for another four or five years. It would be foolish to sell this early, because he still has a lot of room to grow.
And now, Wolves have brought in Craig Dawson. Potentially, this signing will have a really positive effective on Kilman.
He recently said that Dawson helped to guide him though the game against Liverpool.
Potentially, the former West Ham United man could be a superb mentor for Kilman. His game and leadership qualities will likely improve.
Wolves have got to keep Max Kilman for at least another year now that Craig Dawson has signed, amid interest from Tottenham
Kilman is only really a couple of years deep in his career as a Premier League player.
And he has shown so far that he has everything in his locker.
It’s just about consistency with him. And it’s also about him becoming more dominant and aggressive – traits Steve Davis feels he needs to help catch Gareth Southgate’s attention for England – and more of a leader. Dawson will undoubtedly help him to hone these particular skills.
Spurs could well present a very tempting offer. Especially if they happen to get taken over ahead of the summer, with billionaire Jahm Najafi reportedly looking to make a bid.
But Wanderers should hold firm.
Kilman could seriously reach new levels in the coming years. And besides, he has a contract until 2026. So the club can afford to let him run it down a year before considering a big-money sale.