Wolves have been linked with a potential move for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie.

Wanderers have made just one signing so far this summer, with Matt Doherty coming back to the club as a free agent.

A number of players have already departed, with a couple more expected soon in Raul Jimenez and possibly Daniel Podence.

Wolves fans are really hoping to see some movement on the incomings front soon.

Today, there is a new player link to assess.

Apparently, Wolves could be in for Barcelona’s Ivorian midfielder Kessie.

Wolves touted as possible next destination for Franck Kessie, a player they tried to sign back in 2019

Mundo Deportivo have today ran a story about Kessie, who is set to leave the Camp Nou.

Barca are looking to close an important sale, and everything points to that big sale being Kessie, say Mundo.

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He is apparently likely to move to the Premier League next.

Ideally, he wants to join a ‘Big Six’ club.

But both Wolves and Aston Villa are also mentioned as potential next destinations for the 26-year-old, who has made 43 appearances for Barca.

Kessie is a player Wolves have actually been linked with in previous summers.

Wanderers showed interest in him in the summer of 2019.

It was claimed by Sky Sports that Wolves were struggling to agree terms with AC Milan – his club at the time – for the player’s transfer. The Rossoneri were said to want £30 million, and a deal never materialised.

Wolves moving for Kessie would be very surprising

This is quite an interesting transfer link because on the face of it, Wolves don’t have much need for a player like Kessie right now.

Kessie is a box-to-box midfielder that likes to get up and support in the final third, according to Total Football Analysis.

Wolves already have Matheus Nunes who can do this. Matheus Cunha and Pablo Sarabia can also operate as number 10s.

Kessie is also a ball-winner, but Wolves arguably have three such players in the form of Mario Lemina, Joao Gomes and Boubacar Traore.

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We shall see what happens. Perhaps Kessie has a tempting asking price for Wolves, given their current financial situation.

But it would definitely be a bit of a surprise move. Even if he is a player they’ve looked at signing before.

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