Wolves were one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League last season. Nuno Espirito Santo did a wonderful job with the squad at his disposal, but he is determined to take the club take the next level.
They have been linked with a number of star names from all around Europe, but Juventus star Sami Khedira is one player Nuno Santo wants to buy, claim Sky Sport Italia (via Football-Italia).
Also wanted in Turkey and in the MLS, Khedira is not in Maurizio Sarri’s plans for the next season and could leave Juventus this summer, although it remains to be seen if Wolves can convince him to join them this summer.
But is he necessity for Wolves?
Sami Khedira and his career
Regarded as one of the most established midfielders in his prime, Khedira has won the FIFA World Cup, league titles in Germany, Spain and Italy, along with winning the Champions League in 2013/14.
He moved to Juventus as a free agent in 2015, and was a regular in the first team until the start of the last season.
Having played in a central midfield role for most of his career in Italy, the 32-year old registered 21 goals and nine assists in 87 Serie A appearances and will be a decent addition for most teams in England.
A technically gifted player, Khedira has great vision and grit, both of which are crucial for midfielders. He is adept at breaking play, but can also set up his teammates with through balls, acting as the link between the midfield and the attack.
However, he is not a creative force in the midfield and will only add stability to the side, more so having turned 32 already.
Khedira’s experience at the highest level will be an added bonus.
Right player for Wolves?
Though his age will be of concern, Khedira will be available on the cheap, and having a player with his know-how will only make the squad at Molineux better.
Santo has Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves regularly playing in the middle of the park. Leander Dendoncker and Morgan Gibbs-White will add creativity to the midfield, while Romain Saiss can act as a backup when needed.
But Khedira is a more natural player in the deeper role and at his age, will be happy to act as a backup and could be a smart addition to the squad.
The 32-year-old will have his doubts about leaving the Italian champions for Wolves, but if the Wolves manager can persuade him, the club will have a world-class player in their squad.