Wolves confirmed the signing of Marcal from Lyon yesterday, but Nuno Espirito Santo still needs to strengthen the right side of his defence.
Matt Doherty recently completed a move to Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £15 million (Guardian), and the Republic of Ireland international’s departure threatens to sting.
It is vital, given the system that is used, for the manager to get somebody in who can replace not only Doherty’s defensive abilities, but his quality in the final third.
After missing out on Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Wolves could cast their scouting net far and wide, here are a few other Premier League-based right-backs who could potentially be worth looking at, with the Sheffield United clash only a week away.
Frederick Guilbert – Aston Villa
Having signed Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest, Frederic Guilbert’s future at the club is seemingly in doubt.
France Football claimed he has interest from sides in the Premier League, Championship and Ligue 1.
A simple Twitter search of Guilbert shows how Villa fans feel about him, and the majority are dead-set against him leaving.
He faded towards the end of 2019/20, but Guilbert showed he loves to bomb forwards as well as put crunching tackles in.
Diogo Dalot – Manchester United
Dalot is down in the pecking order at Old Trafford with Aaron Wan-Bissaka firmly established as the main right-back.
Like Guilbert at Villa, there has been talk about him leaving the club this window (O Jogo), and Wolves could make good use of his attack-minded game.
The £25,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has experience of playing as a right wing-back, and can be deadly delivering the ball from wide areas.
Joao Cancelo – Manchester City
Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is behind Kyle Walker in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, and he’s simply too good to be sitting on a bench.
His future has been speculated over several times during his first season in England.
Pep Guardiola recently admitted he’s seen a change in the defender but ultimately, Cancelo may be open to leaving for regular minutes, which he would obviously get at Molineux.
It would be a very difficult move to pull off, but perhaps it’s worth a loan enquiry and then take it from there. The man is also Portuguese, so what other reasons do Wolves need!