Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly tracking Stoke City defender Harry Souttar.

According to a report from the Daily Express today, the club have been watching the 22-year-old regularly in recent months.

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Harry Souttar (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

This season Souttar has impressed at the Bet365 Stadium and become a regular for the Potters under Michael O’Neill.

Souttar, who is the brother of Scotland international and Hearts star John Souttar, has been with the club since 2016 after he moved from Dundee United.

It’s claimed that Wolves are in the hunt along with two other Premier League clubs West Ham United and Crystal Palace.

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Harry Souttar (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Souttar has built a reputation as being a dominant central defender, with his 6ft 6in frame helping him to be particularly effective in the air.

 

Apparently, Stoke would expect to receive a significant offer for Souttar since he is a key player, but his contract does expire in the summer of 2022 according to Transfermarkt, which does put them under a bit of pressure.

Souttar could be a super signing for Wolves

There are definitely some talented players in the Championship, and Souttar is someone with great promise.

Much has been made about Wolves’ defending this season, and changes are certainly required ahead of 2021/22.

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Harry Souttar (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Two-time Australia international Souttar seems like he could, literally, be a huge presence at the back for Wolves.

For some context of how strong he is in the air, WhoScored statistics indicate he’s averaged 5.3 aerial duels won per 90 mins in the Championship, whereas Boly – who Wolves know to be a commanding figure – has only averaged 2.9 per 90 in the Premier League.

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