Wolves ought to try again to sign Zinchenko as report claims City are open to selling
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Wolves ought to try again to sign Zinchenko as report claims City are open to selling

Manchester City would reportedly not stand on Oleksandr Zinchenko’s way this summer – and Wolves should see about trying to make another move for the star.

According to the Telegraph, the Premier League champions would sell the Ukraine international for the right price.

He has two years left on his contract, and Arsenal are said to be keen.

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The Gunners, of course, are managed by Mikel Arteta, who was once the number two at the Etihad Stadium and knows Zinchenko well.

The 25-year-old has again been on the periphery in 2021/22, plaing second fiddle to Joao Cancelo and making just 15 Premier League appearances.

City are also being linked with Marc Cucurella. And any arrival of the Spaniard would be bad news for Zinchenko in terms of him getting regular game time.

So perhaps Wolves ought to enquire about the player.

The club came close to signing Zinchenko a few years ago.

Wolves had agreed a £16 million fee with City in 2018 for his transfer (via Mirror). But the player turned the move down having wanted to stay and fight for his place.

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Wolves may soon have real need for Zinchenko.

Central midfielder Ruben Neves is likely to leave, while Joao Moutinho still hasn’t agreed a new contract at Molineux, and go depart as a free agent.

Then, there is only Leander Dendoncker. Although Morgan Gibbs-White could potentially be an option.

Obviously Zinchenko spends most of his time play as a full-back at City.

But for his national team he still plays in midfield, and Wanderers have surely got to see if he’d be open to a move to Molineux now.

Wolves should reignite interest in Oleksandr Zinchenko and fight Arsenal

Depending on what kind of fee City want, Wolves should be coming to the table for Zinchenko.

He may not play all the time at the Etihad, but he’s a quality player.

He showed everyone how good he is when he came on at half-time for City in their final game against Aston Villa.

Zinchenko helped change the game for the hosts, and provided and assist on the equalising goal from Rodri.

The star is technical and versatile. And he plays with heart.

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He is also left-footed, which is good as currently Wolves have no left-footed midfielders.

He’s turned Wolves down before, but that was then and this is now. If Cucurella signs for City then he may well be open to a departure.

And he would play every game for Wolves, and likely as a midfielder too.