Wolverhampton Wanderers journalist Nathan Judah has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Midlands club making a deal to keep hold of on-loan left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri during the upcoming summer transfer window.
This comes after Judah co-hosted a recent episode of The Express & Star’s Wolves Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the Old Gold.
On the subject of Ait-Nouri, who joined Wolves back in October on loan from French club Angers, Judah had this to say about the player and the possibility of the club working out a deal to keep the defender at Molineux.
He said: “I would love to get him on loan again for one more season, or some kind of loan deal, rather than forking out £15m, £16m, £17m on him, but if they can do that, I’d be confident enough to give Ait-Nouri [a deal].
“I think he’s really improved recently, defensively as much as anything, that he could be given the reins, at least for the first six months until Jonny’s ready to come back after the break again, that’s something that the management and the new management are going to have to make a call on.”
During his time at Wolves, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £18 million, made 21 appearances in the Premier League in which he managed to score one goal and provide one assist, as well as make three appearances in the FA Cup (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Nathan Judah’s comments on a potential new deal for Ait-Nouri…
With the French teenager playing 90 minutes in all but two of his eight previous Premier League appearances, this suggests to us that he was becoming an important figure in the Wolves team.
Would you like to see Ait-Nouri stay at Wolves?
In our view, with Ait-Nouri proving that he can provide an attacking threat for Wolves and fill in for the injured Jonny as Judah mentions, we feel that the club should attempt to try and work out a deal with Angers that would see the player stay at Molineux, either on another loan deal or a permanent one.