Wolverhampton Wanderers Consider Move for George Baldock
Replacement for Matt Doherty
Nuno Espirito Santo started Adama Traore at right wing-back in their 2-0 win over Sheffield United last weekend. While the Spaniard does have experience operating as a defensive cover, the Wolves boss would prefer to use his star man further up the field.
As a result, the Portuguese is stepping up in the search for a replacement for Doherty. Wolves were interested in bringing Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Molineux, but they were rebuffed in their attempts.
However, their attention has now turned to Sheffield United’s George Baldock. The 27-year-old has played a huge part in the Blades’ rise over the last few years.
Baldock was ever-present in Chris Wilder’s line-up last season, as Sheffield United made their long-awaited return to the Premier League. He featured in all 38 league games, scoring two goals and registering three assists.
While the 27-year-old was excellent going forward for the Blades last season, he also impressed in his defensive duties. Baldock averaged 1.6 tackles per game last season for United, while also completing one interception per game.
A Good Fit for Wolves
The 27-year-old, should he join, will be able to slot perfectly into the system that Wolves operate in.
Baldock has played as a wing-back throughout his entire career. While he is defensively astute, he plays better when he is able to get forward, especially when counter-attacking.
As a result, it could prove to be an excellent signing for Wolves. It would allow Adama Traore to move further up the pitch, and for Wolves to utilise their system more efficiently.
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