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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers have watched Rennes forward Martin Terrier

Wolves have reportedly one of several Premier League clubs to have watched Rennes attacker Martin Terrier recently.

The 25-year-old has been bang in form so far this season for the French outfit.

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He’s made 18 appearances across all competitions up to now, and scored 11 goals – eight of those coming in Ligue 1. Only Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Jonathan David have scored more, and he is one ahead of Lionel Messi.

He’s also helped himself to four assists in total.

This fine start by Terrier follows a very productive 2021/22 campaign in which he scored 21 times.

That led to Rennes handing him a new contract until 2026.

But that new deal seemingly isn’t putting clubs off.

According to 90min, in the last two weeks a host of Premier League clubs have watched Terrier in action.

They are Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Wolves.

Further clubs in Germany and Italy have also been on hand to observe.

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It is stated by 90min that Rennes would demand a transfer fee in excess of £30 million if they were to sell.

Wolves’ goalscoring problems have been well documented for some time.

The lack of a fit and firing centre-forward has really stung, and it’s possible club officials may seek to bring in another player in January.

With Fabio Silva out on loan, Wolves are currently down to just two strikers; Raul Jimenez, who has struggled badly with his fitness this season, and Diego Costa, who is 34 years of age. Sasa Kalajdzic, signed by the club in the summer, is set to be out for most of, if not all of the current season.

Martin Terrier could be a cracking addition for Wolves, but a deal would be difficult to do

Terrier has a respectable record of 41 goals and 19 assists in 109 games for Rennes.

He’s really impressed since joining them in the summer of 2020.

He has played a big part in Rennes’ fantastic start to 2022/23, with the club sitting third in Ligue 1 after 13 games played.

But a transfer deal would be difficult to do, with many other clubs interested. It’s possible he’d prefer to sign for a team that is higher up the league table.

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It can actually also be argued that Terrier is not really what Wolves need.

Yes he has scored goals. But the star has mostly played from the left wing this season, playing just a few times through the middle.

Wanderers already have similar types of players in Goncalo Guedes and Hwang Hee-chan. Perhaps if one of those players were to leave, a move for Terrier would make more sense.