Wolverhampton Wanderers are expected to dip into the transfer market for a new central defender this summer.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have found the going tough this season, and too many goals have been shipped.

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It’s been claimed in recent days that Edmond Tapsoba of Bayer Leverkusen could be a target for the Wanderers, which is an exciting prospect.

The Burkina Faso international has been hugely impressive for the Bundesliga outfit since joining in January 2020.

He’s already established himself as a key member of the defence and clocked up 52 appearances for the first-team.

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The Daily Express has said that Wolves are eyeing a summer swoop for the 22-year-old, who is also being targeted by Manchester United and Leicester City.

 

Given the high ceiling Tapsoba has, it would really sting if he were to slip through their grasp.

Wolves missed out on Ruben Dias before he made his move to Manchester City, and there is potential for the same kind of thing to happen if Tapsoba headed to Manchester United and not Molineux.

Failure to sign Dias should be a warning to Wolves

Tim Spiers of The Athletic claimed in January that Wolves wanted to sign Dias before his eventual move to the Etihad Stadium.

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Apparently 18 months ago Benfica were looking for £50 million for him.

Admittedly that was still an extremely big asking price for a club like Wolves, but Dias has proven to be an incredible success in the Premier League so far.

Now, Wolves are being linked with Tapsoba and one wonders if the club will see the rise of Dias as reason to be a bit more aggressive in any push for the Bundesliga star, who is an extremely exciting modern-day defender.

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