Wolverhampton Wanderers have today been linked with a move for Harry Souttar of Stoke City.
The Express claim the Premier League side are eyeing a summer swoop for the 22-year-old Australia international, after impressing in the Championship this season.
6ft 6in Souttar has been a regular for the Potters and has drawn attention for his impressive physical qualities.
Wolves have had a tough old season, and it is little surprise to be reading about potential interest in new defensive recruits ahead of the summer transfer window.
One wonders what any successful move for Souttar might mean for other players in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
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There’s one man who may well struggle to remain at the club if the Championship star is signed.
Max Kilman became a favourite with the fans on social media in the first-half of the season when he put in a string of solid performances, starting against Leeds United at Ellland Road in October.
But recently minutes have been hard to come by for the 23-year-old, with Nuno preferring the likes of Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Romain Saiss and even Leander Dendoncker.
His last start in the Premier League came against Leicester City on February 7.
Kilman could leave if Souttar signs
Wolves signing Souttar from Stoke would cast further doubt on Kilman’s starting prospects at Molineux.
There were some reports not so long ago suggesting that Wolves might be considering offloading Kilman this summer.
It would certainly be difficult to see how he’d be able to stick around if another central defender came in, especially since Saiss will be playing another season after his contract was recently extended.