Wolves would be taking a gamble letting Saiss leave as a free agent, amid claims of Sevilla interest
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Wolves would be taking a gamble letting Saiss leave as a free agent, amid claims of Sevilla interest

Wolves defender Romain Saiss has been linked with a move to Sevilla.

Apparently the Morocco international has emerged as a target for the Spanish outfit.

Sevilla could potentially lose one of, or even both, Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde this summer, with clubs having shown interest in the pair.

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That is no surprise, because Sevilla are the second-best defensive team across Europe’s top five leagues at the moment behind Manchester City.

So Saiss is apparently on their radar and of course, the player is out of contract at the end of the season.

And simply put – it would be a very big call to just let him walk away as a free agent.

Saiss has been in a fantastic form this season for Wolves.

He has been a major part of Wolves’ having the second-best defence in the Premier League behind City.

Max Kilman has come in for many plaudits and rightly so. And people speak about Conor Coady, who is club captain and an England international.

But Saiss has been just as important as those two and has responded emphatically to the arrival of Bruno Lage.

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He’s started every Premier League game he’s been available for. And Lage talked him as as being one of the leaders in the squad before he went to AFCON.

At the time of writing, Saiss is joint-second for clearances made in the Premier League (104 tied with James Tarkowski, Pontus Jansson 1st on 120). He’s also third for interceptions (43)

That just shows how strong he has been defensively.

But Wolves fans know that he also carries a fair goal threat.

He’s scored three goals already this season, and also hit the crossbar with a free-kick against Manchester United last month.

Wolves need to offer Romain Saiss an extension

Wolves should see if Saiss would be keen to extend his contract by another year.

He turns 32 next month, but he surely has one more Premier League campaign in him.

Perhaps Wolves intend to finally invest in a marquee centre-back this summer. But that shouldn’t mean the end of the road for Saiss, who could still have a role to play in 2022/23.

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Amid this interest from Sevilla, Wolves should now be looking to open talks with Saiss and his representatives.

Allowing him to walk away as a free agent at the end of the campaign would be an extremely bold – and potentially foolish – move by the club.