Wolves reportedly hold an interest in Wolfsburg defender Ridle Baku.
That is according to German outlet WAZ Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, who say Wanderers are ready to try and lure the 25-year-old to Molineux this summer.
Baku has impressed this season at right-back for the Bundesliga outfit.
He’s made 34 appearances across all competitions, scoring five goals and making three assists.
Baku has mostly played at right-back. But there have been occasions this term where he has played a little further forwards as a right winger.
His best period came either side of the World Cup.
Wolfsburg won six games in a row in the Bundesliga, scoring 22 goals and conceding just once against Hoffenheim. Baku scored all five of his goals this season across those six games.
Baku, who has four caps for the German national team, has been with Wolfsburg since 2020 when he joined from Mainz 05.
There have been suggestions prior to this that Wolves could be in the market for a new right-back this summer.
Nelson Semedo is out of contract at the end of the season, although it’s thought Wolves will trigger the two-year extension they have on him.
But Jonny Castro Otto could depart given his struggles this season.
Also Ki-Jana Hoever has impressed on loan at Stoke City, and Wanderers may hear offers for the Dutchman.
Ridle Baku could be an exciting signing for Wolves
Baku could well the competition that Semedo needs at Wolves.
It seems the club will be exercising their option to extend the Portuguese’s contract at Molineux, which would be the right play.
But Semedo could do with a stronger push at Molineux.
Baku is a player who is somewhat similar to Semedo in that he is a very attacking full-back. He’s got 16 goals and 16 assists in 110 games for Wolfsburg, which is a good return considering he’s mainly operated at right-back during his three seasons with the club.
He seems to be a very energetic player. The official Bundesliga website notes that he made 34 sprints in his last game against Hoffenheim. No player made more. He also covered 9.7 km, and had the most touches with 69.
In a feature piece from a few years ago, they again talk up his energy and tenacity.
Depending on what Wolfsburg would demand for him, he could be a solid addition to the squad.