Wolves have reportedly made contact over Eintracht Frankfurt captain Sebastian Rode.
According to Sport Bild (via Sport Witness), Wanderers are interested in the Europa League finalist, who has a contract with the German outfit until 2024.
Rode has enjoyed a really good campaign in 2021/22, and his performances in the knockout stages of the Europa League in particular have caught the eye.
Wolves are said to have approached Rode’s advisor after seeing him play so well in the competition. And so have fellow Premier League side Brentford.
Rode has been with Eintracht since January 2019, joining for a second spell with the club initially on loan.
He has racked up 227 appearances for the club across his two stints, the first coming from 2010-2014.
It is stated that Rode could move on at the end of the season, with the 31-year-old having recently suffered from persistent knee problems.
The former Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund player has been limited to 27 appearances in total, with just 17 of those coming in the Bundesliga.
Wolves are potentially looking at a rebuild this summer.
Several players are out of contract, and other key players like Ruben Neves, Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez have been linked with exits.
There is big expectation that Wolves will make at least one or two midfield additions given the speculation surrounding Neves.
Rode has previously been described by Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc as a ‘dynamic and tough-tackling player with an extremely valuable character’ (via bundesliga.com).
Sebastian Rode would be an underwhelming addition by Wolves
Rode may have impressed for Eintracht on their way to the final, but the idea of Wolves making a move for him this summer feels a little underwhelming.
He turns 32 in October, and the fact he has had persistent knee problems lately is a concern.
Wolves have been stung by many injuries in the past couple of campaigns. And we have seen how they have really hindered the squad.
That said, if Rode was to come in for a low price, and a couple of big names followed him through the door, then that would be a much better scenario.