Wolves transfer news: Wanderers monitoring Uruguayan defender Nicolas Marichal
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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers monitoring Uruguayan defender Nicolas Marichal

Wolves are reportedly monitoring Club Nacional defender Nicolas Marichal.

Journalist Ekrem Konur claims Wanderers are showing interest in the talented young centre-back.

Marichal, a Uruguay U20 international, has made 22 appearances for the club in 2021/22.

The star is currently being linked with clubs in Brazil, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Wolves are looking to add to their defensive pool of options after losing Romain Saiss recently.

The Morocco international left the club after failing to agree an extension.

According to a new feature piece from Goal.com, Marichal is ‘cut from exactly the game cloth as national heroes Diego Lugano and Diego Godin’.

That suggests him as being a real physical player, and someone who operates with aggression. And that is reflected by the five yellow cards and one red he has picked up so far in 2022.

Marichal seems to have quite a lot of potential, but Wolves’ reported interest in him is unlikely to strike a chord with most supporters.

Right now, Wanderers are crying out for a top level star. Someone who is older, and has experience of playing in a top-five league.

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Wolves’ defence was looking very shaky by the end of 2021/22.

Failure to add someone who can come in and hit the ground running could real see Wolves struggle at the start of 2022/23.

Wolves have some good young defenders with high potential in Toti Gomes and Yerson Mosquera. Arguably, another coming in is just not what’s needed.