Wolverhampton Wanderers should be looking to reignite their interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer.
The star is currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion, but the Baggies will likely be heading back to the Championship at the end of the season – which will be a joyous sight for Wolves fans everywhere.
Realistically there will be no great escape this time for Albion under Sam Allardyce, and Maitland-Niles will go back to Arsenal.
According to a new report from the Telegraph, the England international is said to be planning his exit from the Gunners.
That exciting claim has surely got to pique the interest of Wolves, who of course failed with a £15 million bid for the player last year (Sky Sports).
Given his age, potential and versatility, it’s likely that several teams will be on his tail.
But Wolves could seriously do with someone like him, especially with Joao Moutinho coming into his mid-thirties.
If it’s true Maitland-Niles – who has five caps for England – will agitate for an exit from the Emirates Stadium, then Nuno Espirito Santo has got to make another play for the 23-year-old.
Maitland-Niles is perfect for Wolves
Eyebrows were raised by a few Wolves fans in January when it became known that West Brom had won the race to sign Maitland-Niles on loan.
Some felt that Wolves perhaps should have been trying to get involved.
Quite simply, Maitland-Niles’ ability to play in central midfield and as a wing-back on either side just makes him an ideal acquisition this summer.
Wolves failed once – Fosun should not allow it to happen again.