Wolves’ defence has been relatively solid in the calendar year of 2020.

Nuno’s backline was impressive in the second half of last season, particularly during Project Restart, and started 2020/21 in decent form.

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Goals have been shipped in the last few weeks as the manager has tested out a new system, but on the whole, Wolves have been pretty strong at the back in recent times.

That all said, there is one man currently playing over in the Bundesliga who might have made Wolves an even tighter unit this year.

Edmond Tapsoba signed for Bayer Leverkusen from Vitoria Guimaraes back in January and as he approaches the end of his first year at the club, his impact for the Bundesliga outfit has been superb.

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The 21-year-old, who hails from Burkina Faso, has made a huge impression for the club, and was key to them securing a Europa League finish in 2019/20.

This season, Tapsoba has been a dominant force at the back for Leverkusen, who sit top of the Bundesliga with the second-best defensive record after RB Leipzig.

 

According to Football Transfers, he’s won 80% of his tackles, and has had 114.3 touches per game, emphasising how comfortable he is on the ball.

Wolves were reportedly one of a few clubs to have submitted a ‘concrete proposal’ worth around €20 million/£17 million (O Jogo) for the player, before he made his move to Leverkusen.

Tapsoba could prove transfer regret

A move to Molineux never materialised for Tapsoba, and the early signs are not good for Wolves.

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He’s been in excellent form, and there are reports Leverkusen are happy to tie him down to an improved contract after just one year.

The star – who has previously been likened to Jerome Boateng (official Bundesliga) – might just end up being an oversight by Wolves.

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