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Wolves: Lage could solve defensive issues with Nikola Milenkovic

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Wolves head coach, Bruno Lage, has made no secret that the upcoming transfer window will be something he fully intends to get involved in, as the side attempts to continue their fantastic run of form in the Premier League.

Lage’s side are in impressive form and have managed to sustain a high top half position, putting them into the European spots around sixth in the Premier League so far.

However, many slow starters like Arsenal, for example, are coming up to ruin the party for Wolves and finding their form to compete for the highly anticipated European football spots obtainable just outside of the top four.

Wolves could really capitalise on their position in the league by attracting players to join their developing side in January, to help them carry on their impressive form and successfully secure Europa League football next season.

The lack of defensive depth in the side is set to be challenged and exposed as the upcoming AFCON tournament will see both Romain Saiss and Willy Boly taken from the team for up to four weeks, depending on the length of their countries run in the tournament, with the pair being expected to at least miss two Premier League fixtures during their time away for the African tournament.

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There is one player that is on the radar of many Premier League clubs including Wolves, that could squash this fear. That happens to be Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic, a player dubbed “extraordinary” by former team-mate Pol Lirola;

The 24-year-old centre back was previously linked with Wolves in the summer and has continued to impress in Italy with West Ham and Tottenham both interested in swooping in for the 6 foot 5 titan’s signature in the January transfer window.

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He stands a gigantic height and thus, is a real weapon in the air, winning a colossal 3.2 aerial duels per game this term, more than anyone in the Wolves team.

The Serbian international’s contract is set to run out next year, so Lage and Shi will need to do whatever they can to offer him a deal he cannot refuse in the winter transfer window, where the asking price from Florentina is reported to be considerably lower than what he would be worth, in a bid to make some quick cash for the club.

According to Viola News, Florentina could accept just €25m (£21m).

Wolves will need to close in on the centre back quickly to bat off their Premier League competitors and secure his signature before a better offer is put to him. The signing could solve one of Lage’s biggest headaches heading into January help the side secure European football in the long run.

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