Nelson Semedo has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Chelsea.
It has been claimed that the Wolves full-back could potentially be identified as a back-up option to Reece James at Stamford Bridge.
Semedo has struggled to nail down a place in Wolves’ starting XI this season.
The 28-year-old came into the new campaign having not taken part in Wolves’ pre-season due to injury.
Semedo suffered a bad hamstring injury at the backend of last season, for which he was required to undergo surgery. That was his second hamstring injury of the 2021/22 campaign.
He missed the first game of this season against Leeds United, returning to the bench against Fulham.
The star has found it hard to get back to the level he was showing at the start of the calendar year, with Jonny Castro Otto also an option at right-back.
Despite Semedo’s recent struggles, Chelsea are apparently interested in the player.
As things currently stand, the former Barcelona star’s contract expires next summer.
But Wolves do have an option to extend his contract until 2025, as per their official announcement of the player’s signing in 2020.
If officials are not already on the case, they should now be looking to trigger that extension option.
Wolves need to protect their asset, as Chelsea reportedly target Nelson Semedo
It is important for Wolves to now get to work on extending Semedo’s contract.
Wolves spent a lot of money on him, and the club don’t want to be selling him for much less than they bought him for.
Presumably, Semedo would have to also agree to extend. So it’s about convincing him to do that.
Given Wolves’ current predicament, that might be tricky.
Essentially, it’s about the club protecting their asset.
Semedo is now in his prime, and there is money to be made on him if Wolves can ensure his contract is extended.