Date: 24th February 2021 at 10:30am
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Tim Spiers has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Molineux View about all things relating to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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To kick off this quiz on Romain Saiss, what squad number does the defensive midfielder currently wear for the Old Gold?

One of the topics that he spent a little bit of time on was Marcal, who was withdrawn against Leeds United after feeling something.

The 32-year-old was only on the field for 22 minutes as he was a substitute himself, and his nightmare at Wolves continues.

Marcal was signed for just £1.8m from Olympique Lyon in the last summer transfer window.

Still, due to various niggling , he has only managed to make 12 appearances for Wolves in all competitions.

However, Spiers believes that the Old Gold knew the risks they were taking when they decided to sign him from Lyon, judging by Marcal’s injury .

He said: (22:08) “It’s not his problem that he keeps getting injured, but it’s happened throughout his career really.

“I know he was a low-risk signing at £2m, so I guess you can’t have a go at the club too much, but we equally shouldn’t be surprised that he keeps getting injured because that’s just the way it has been throughout his career, so that’s an issue for the summer because are you going to spend £20m on Ait-Nouri? I think that’s very much in the balance, really, and with Marcal, he’s just far too injury prone.”

Do you think Marcal will be sold in the summer?

Yes, he is just never fit

Yes, he is just never fit

No, he can still be a useful player

No, he can still be a useful player

TIF Thoughts on Marcal’s injury record…

If you look at the Brazilian’s injury record, you can see that he has been injured a lot in his career, particularly for Lyon.

Since he has arrived at Molineux, he has picked up quite a few injuries and continued that trend and has ultimately missed 11 league games so far.

So, we agree with Spiers’ view that Marcal has always been injury-prone, and we also think that due to the number of injuries he has suffered at Wolves, his at Molineux could be bleak.