Wolves have surely got to consider moving for free agent Ben Mee
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Wolves have surely got to consider moving for free agent Ben Mee

Wolves have been worryingly quiet so far this summer.

After the club’s awful finish to the 2021/22 season, fans had been hoping the club would really attack the summer transfer window.

But so far, Wanderers have overseen several outgoings at the club.

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A number of youngsters have headed out on loan, and three senior players in John Ruddy, Fernando Marcal and Romain Saiss have all departed on frees.

Saiss is potentially going to be a big loss for Wolves.

He was not perfect, but he always gave his absolute best for the badge, and he was a leader.

Wolves seemingly don’t have a lot of cash to play about with this summer. It has been suggested that player sales are needed before new faces come in.

But Wolves can still look at signing free agents – and perhaps the club ought to be looking into the possibility of signing Ben Mee.

The central defender has left Burnley, and is currently unattached.

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According to BBC Sport Manchester broadcaster Mike Minay at the start of the month, Mee is talking to a number of Premier League clubs.

Wolves surely need to be one of those if they are not already.

The star, 32, has a wealth of Premier League experience having clocked up 217 appearances in the competition to date.

He joined Burnley all the way back in 2011 initially on loan, with the Clarets signing him permanently in January 2012.

He was a tremendous servant for them, and struck up a fantastic partnership with James Tarkowski in recent years.

Wolves could do a lot worse than to sign Ben Mee

Mee is a proven performer at Premier League level.

He may now be in his early thirties, but the star is still very dependable, and signing him would come with very little risk attached.

He’s not the quickest, but positionally he is very good and he is excellent in the air. According to WhoScored data, he won more aerial duels per 90 (3.2) in the Premier League than Saiss, Conor Coady and Maximilian Kilman last season.

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Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche certainly loved working with him.

Back in October 2020, he showered praise on Mee, saying (Lancashire Telegraph): “He has become a very strong player for us and a good captain. This sounds like not strong enough praise but I can assure you it is. He is a very solid campaigner, week in, week out. He is always there for you and delivers and that is a big compliment.”

If Wolves are struggling to splash the cash, then Mee is surely a decent alternative option.

But with other clubs apparently circling, Wanderers may need to get a move on.