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Wolves reportedly in the hunt for Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan

Wolves are reportedly interested in Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan.

According to a report from TMW, the Black Country club are keen on the highly-rated 20-year-old, who is also attracting attention from Everton and AC Milan.

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Apparently the Rossoneri would be the player’s preferred choice, and his value is somewhere between €15 million and €20 million (£13.7 million – £18.2 million).

Simakan has been with Ligue 1 Strasbourg’s first-team since the summer of 2019, after coming up through the club’s youth ranks.

To date he’s made 41 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

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The central defender, who has respresented the French U20s, is seen as one of several promising centre-halves currently on show in Ligue 1 and has a bright future ahead of him.

He is known for having an impessive turn of pace for a central defender, and is also very strong.

In the past, the likes of Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig have all reportedly shown interest.

Simakan could be ideal for Wolves

According to breakingthelines.com, Simakan is used to playing in a system that is very similar to Wolves, with his best position being the right-sided centre-back.

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In 2020/21, Willy Boly has been the main man to play that position, and the Ivorian undoubtedly looks more comfortable on the left.

A move for Simakan by Wolves would not only potentially boost squad depth, it could also ultimately allow Boly to reacquaint himself with the position to Conor Coady’s immediate left.