Wolves are reportedly ready to make a move for Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku in January.
According to Ghanasoccernet, Wanderers will attempt to make another offer for the 17-cap Ghana international.
The club supposedly made an offer for Djiku on transfer deadline day, but the deal fell through at the eleventh hour.
He was one of two players Wolves were focusing on, the other being Craig Dawson of West Ham United.
Dawson was thought to be the priority, but the Hammers didn’t want to lose him without signing a replacement. They were trying to sign Jan Bednarek, who ultimately joined Aston Villa.
According to Ghanasoccernet, Djiku dreams of playing in the Premier League.
Djiku recently commented on what went down a few weeks ago, and said that he had interest from Hoffenheim. He also suggested that he would be leaving Strasbourg next year, with his contract expiring in the summer.
It is unclear what kind of fee it would take for Wolves to land Djiku.
But it’s fair to assume a deal would not break the bank, since he’s into his last year.
That said, Strasbourg are currently in the relegation zone and might see more value in keeping Djiku for the whole season rather than sell midway through.
Wolves have also recently been linked with a free swoop for Jason Denayer.
Wolves are short at the back and January move for Alexander Djiku is needed
There is no doubt Wolves really need another body in in January.
To have gone into the season with just four centre-halves was a big risk given the potential for suspensions and injuries.
And it was especially risky given Toti Gomes and Yerson Mosquera are both inexperienced.
If the club want to sign Djiku in January, then it is important to get that deal over the line fairly quickly so he can bed in.