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13/11/2022 | 01:15pm

Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Martin Terrier in January and the Frenchman could be Julen Lopetegui’s own version of Sadio Mane at Molineux.

According to 90min, Wolves are one of a number of Premier League clubs taking an interest in the Stade Rennais star, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Leicester City and Aston Villa having all reportedly scouted him this season.

The Old Gold are currently at the bottom in the Premier League, ahead of the World Cup break. They are the lowest scorers of the division. Lopetegui needs to add attacking players if he wants his new side to stay in the Premier League.

Terrier could be the ideal candidate, as he has 11 goals and four assists in all competitions this season and has averaged an incredible 7.76 rating from WhoScored for his performances, which is significantly better than any player in Wolves’ squad.

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According to FBRef, the fifth-most similar winger to Terrier in terms of style of play is Bayern Munich’s world-class forward Sadio Mane.

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Considering the Senegal international hit over 100 goals in the Premier League during his time with Liverpool and Southampton, this is certainly not a bad comparison for the Rennes’ ace to have, and it suggests that he could be a big hit in Lopetegui’s side should he join in January.

Both players have very similar statistics in this campaign, with regards to goals scored per 90 minute (0.60 vs. 1.69), shots on target per 90 min (1.73 vs. 1.69) and progressive passes (104 vs. 105).

This highlights how dangerous both players can be in the last third. Both attackers are putting themselves in areas on the pitch where more creative talents may find them.

Therefore, given Wolves’ attacking woes so far this term, Lopetegui would surely love to have a player like Terrier in his side in the new year.

The 25-year-old, who was dubbed “phenomenal” by European football writer Tim Williams, will no doubt have plenty of suitors in January but if can arrive at Molineux and have a similar impact to Mane in the Premier League, he could just be the man to keep Wolves in the Premier League.



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