The Athletic’s Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has claimed that the Old Gold will “probably” sign Rayan Ait-Nouri in the summer.
During the summer transfer window last year, the Molineux club sealed the arrival of the French defender on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 club Angers SCO (per BBC).
At the same time, Wolves shipped out left-back Ruben Vinagre on a season-long loan to Olympiacos.
In the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers gave his thoughts on each player in Wolves’ squad and claimed the Frenchman is likely going to be signed in the summer.
He said: “He was very good at Man United. I think he’s got the attributes to be a really good all-round wing-back, actually.
“I think we’ve seen enough from him to know that he’s worth persevering with and they’ll probably sign him in the summer.”
TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about Rayan Ait-Nouri…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the left-sided defender has shown enough to mean that he would be a worthwhile signing – which Spiers believes will happen in the summer.
Should Wolves sign Rayan Ait-Nouri in the summer?
No, he's not good enough
Yes, he's a class player
So far this season, Ait-Nouri has made 10 appearances in the Premier League, in which he has managed to bag one goal and provide one assist (per WhoScored).
His performances have only been relatively decent, though, as he has earned a 6.53/10 average rating, making him the joint-10th best performer in Wolves’ squad.
So, while that would suggest that the 19-year-old has not been performing badly for Wolves, hopefully, the £18m-rated man will begin to deliver better performances as he matures.