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Report: Wolves-linked defender Mohamed Simakan set to join Leipzig

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to miss out on defender Mohamed Simakan, with the player reportedly bound for RB Leipzig.

Le10 Sport are claiming the Frenchman is primed to join the Bundesliga outfit, with GFFN adding that a deal could be announced next week.

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That’s because the transfer will go through in the summer window on July 1, with Simakan the man to replace Dayot Upamecano, who it’s thought will leave.

Simakan was said to be on Wolves’ radar, with TMW reporting in December 2020 that the 20-year-old was a possibility for the Black Country club, along with Everton and AC Milan.

But the club will have to look at other options if they had any plans to sign Simakan in the summer.

Simakan is highly rated in French football and is yet another centre-half with very high potential to be produced by the nation.

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Strasbourg’s reserve coach Francois Keller said of the youngster (L’Equipe, 2019): “(Simakan) has athletic qualities reminiscent of those from Varane.

“Mohamed immediately showed great maturity and an impressive ‘perimeter of destruction’.”

Simakan development will be interesting

So it looks as though Wolves have mised the boat on Simakan.

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Arguably Wolves do have need for a new central defender right now having struggled at the back this term, and Simakan has experience of playing in a back three.

Watching how he develops will certainly be interesting.

Potentially it might not make for nice viewing, with Leipzig having emerged as a great club that brings players on in recent years.