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Wolves could find their next Diogo Jota in Martin Terrier

Wolves are reported to have watched Ligue 1 attacker Martin Terrier in recent weeks gone by.

90min have claimed that a host of Premier League clubs are on the Rennes star’s tail, after his excellent start to the new season.

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Terrier has been in fine fettle, scoring 11 goals in his first 18 appearances. He has also laid on four assists.

Terrier’s contributions have helped Rennes rise to third in the Ligue 1 table, and his stock has really risen in recent times.

Currently, he’s fourth in the top goalscorers’ chart behind Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Jonathan David.

Terrier’s form has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs, but Rennes don’t want to lose him. As such, they have apparently placed a £30 million price tag on him ahead of the January window.

Wanderers are supposedly one of the clubs that have watched Terrier.

It would be a difficult deal for the club to do. But it’s possible Wolves could find their next Diogo Jota, were they to successfully bring him to Molineux.

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Positionally, Terrier is very similar to Jota. He mainly operates from the left side, but has the capacity to play through the middle too.

Since Jota left Molineux, the club have been unable to replace his goals and assists.

With 41 goals and 19 assists in 102 games, Terrier feels like someone who could increase the productivity in the final third.

Martin Terrier could be the goalscoring winger Wolves haven’t had since Diogo Jota

Wolves miss Jota’s output terribly.

Between him leaving, and Raul Jimenez suffering that awful skull injury, Wanderers have taken a huge hit up top in terms of potency.

Players like Hwang Hee-chan and Goncalo Guedes have come in, but have struggled.

Terrier would be expensive, although perhaps Wolves could look into offering a player – like Hwang – to bring the asking price down.

He seems to be a real livewire.

Recently, Terrier was the subject of a feature piece from GFFN titled ‘Martin Terrier: Europe’s most improved player?’

Last term, Terrier’s accuracy of finishing was apparently among the best in Europe. With an expected goals of 13.6 and an overall tally of 21 goals, he outperformed his xG by 7.4.

It’s stated he is a great ball carrier, and loves to run in behind high lines and break offside traps with his ‘considerable pace’.

So stylistically, the 25-year-old does appear to be not so dissimilar to Jota.

Clearly, he has been making a big impression over in France, and Wolves should perhaps consider a January move. Especially if Hwang and/or Guedes are still struggling.