Alexander Dijku has suggested he will leave Strasbourg next year, following recent transfer links to Wolves.
The defender was linked with an eleventh hour move to Molineux during the last transfer window, as Wanderers attempted to bring in a new centre-back. L’Equipe stated there were advanced talks over a potential £5 million switch.
Ultimately, Wolves focused their efforts on signing Craig Dawson from West Ham United.
But the Hammers stood firm over their man as they couldn’t replace him.
In the end, Wolves settled for the options they had, and Yerson Mosquera’s proposed loan move to France was cancelled.
In the days since the window close, the club have been linked with a move for free agent Jason Denayer.
After Nathan Collins was sent off against Manchester City, Bruno Lage renewed calls for a new centre-back. Denayer would be the only immediate possibility.
But it will be interesting to see if Dijku is someone the club moves for in January.
The star is seemingly ready to move on from Strasbourg.
He told L’Equipe (via Ghanasoccernet): “I have individual goals for my career and I hope to achieve them. I was looking for an ambitious, European but also a fulfilling project for my family (in the summer). It didn’t show up.
“Hoffenheim came up with something. We studied the proposal, but I didn’t sign. It wasn’t a big disappointment. I will have other opportunities.
“At my age, I am in the best shape of my career. I want my progress to be consistent. (A move) hasn’t happened, but it will certainly next season because I will be at the end of my contract.”
So far this season Djiku has made eight appearances for Strasbourg. He has yet to be on the winning side.
Alexander Djiku is a name to remember as Wolves-linked star seemingly sets sights on exit
Djiku appears to be ready to have a change of scenery, and his name is worth keeping an eye out for with regards to updates on his future.
Wolves were linked with him and it could be that they go back in for him in January. With his contract expiring next year, Strasbourg may be open to selling mid-season so they can at least get a little bit of money for him.
This would perhaps be in case Wolves don’t sign Denayer in the coming weeks.
It is thought the Belgian international is of interest to Wanderers. But it was recently claimed that negotiations had reached an impasse.