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Wolves urged to complete 'no brainer' free transfer swoop

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 01/08/2020 Alex Dicken

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a move for Belgian centre-back Jan Vertonghen.

The 33-year-old is a free agent this summer after running down his contract at Tottenham Hotspur and a number of teams are reportedly interested in signing him.

Reports in Italy suggest Roma, Atletico Madrid and Wolves are keen to sign Vertonghen ahead of the new season.

The defender made in excess of 300 appearances during eight years with Spurs, including 232 in the Premier League.

Wolve s have been looking for a new centre-back over the last two years, with Nuno Espirito Santo unable to identify a suitable candidate as of yet.

Nuno tends to target younger players with room to develop on the training ground but he has been drawn to experience in the past in the form of Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho, both of whom are major players in the set-up at Wolves.

And supporters reacting to the link with Vertonghen believe he would be an ideal signing.

Here's how a selection reacted on social media. Have your say in the poll below too...

Paul Nicholls: "Yes but not for 100k a week."

@dangy98: "Yes, experienced head who has played at the top level consistently for years. Would bolster the defence and add depth to the side. A no brainer for me."

Stuart George: "In a heart beat, great experience for the locker room before even considering him as a player."

Ian Tofts: "Yes - left sided centre back who can play left back."

Callum Wood: "100%, don’t think he would sign for us though, I imagine he will have some good offers abroad too."

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