Wolverhampton Wanderers star Romain Saiss is apparently likely to stay at the club beyond the current transfer window.

That is according to journalist Tim Spiers, who does not foresee an exit for the Morocco international in the coming days.

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Romain Saiss (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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He had reported in The Athletic a few weeks ago that Saiss was ‘likely’ to leave Molineux.

That was despite him seeing his contract extended by a further 12 months earlier this year.

But the picture appears to have changed now.

In a conversation with a Wolves supporter on Twitter, he said: “Changeable situation but at the moment Saiss likely to stay even if they sign a CB.

“Not seen Saiss play in midfield for a long time now. I’d say MGW the more likely option? Especially as he’s not going to get a sniff up front now despite a very good pre-season.”

Saiss has appeared in all three of Wolves’ games so far, playing all but six minutes against Tottenham Hotspur.


He’s made a decent start and has seemingly made an impression on Bruno Lage.

It is interesting that he would not depart if a new central defender came in.

Given Spiers has reported Wolves are not likely to bring in a new midfield, one wonders if Saiss could be set to provide a bit of cover there.

Saiss should indeed be retained

He is no longer in his prime, but there’s no point offloading Saiss at this point.

He’s made a decent start to the 2021/22 season and obviously he is versatile and experienced.

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Romain Saiss (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Going forwards he shouldn’t be a regular starter, but there’s no doubt he can be a good squad option.

Given the less-than-perfect injury record of Willy Boly, it would definitely be wise to hang on to the 31-year-old.

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