Wolves are reportedly considering a move for Sheffield United defender George Baldock.

According to The Telegraph, the 27-year-old is apparently on Nuno Espirito Santo’s shortlist with only a few weeks remaining until the closure of the transfer window.

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Baldock came in for a great deal of praise last term for playing his part in an excellent Blades defence that conceded fewer goals than the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Leicester City.

Right wing-back Baldock was an ever-present in Chris Wilder’s starting XI in 2019/20, playing every single minute of every Premier League game. He also made a further two FA Cup appearances.

He’s been with the club since 2017 after transferring from MK Dons, and has already clocked up over 100 appearances for United overall.

Wolves, of course, are looking to replace Matt Doherty, who left the club to join Tottenham last month.

 

Baldock unspectacular but worthy of Wolves’ consideration

£4000-a-week player Baldock (Spotrac) is a good and reliable player, who has excelled in an efficient defensive unit.

Heis arguably better in the defensive aspect than Doherty, and in fairness he wasn’t that far off Doherty last season in terms of the creative statistics.

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He scored two and provided three assists, with Doherty scoring four and assisting three.

WhoScored statistics indicate Baldock averaged ever so slightly more tackles per 90 in the league in 2019/20; he made 0.6, with Doherty making 0.5.

The fact he is very experienced playing right wing-back, strong defensively and seemingly very fit as evidenced by his 40 full games played in 2019/20 mean he should not be dismissed straight away.

His name probably won’t send shockwaves through the Wolves faithful, but there are certainly worse options out there.

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