Romain Saiss was a loyal servant under former manager Nuno Espirito Santo but found himself rotated with Max Kilman last season or even playing as a wing-back, and with the uncertainty over his place under Bruno Lage, Steve Bull believes that fans could see the Moroccan move into midfield.
Lage made his first signing as Wolves manager when he secured the signature of Yerson Mosquera and he was reportedly very much hands-on in convincing the 20-year old to come to Molineux as he looks to address the club’s defensive frailties, which were exposed last campaign compared to the two seasons prior to that.
Is Saiss good enough for Wolves?
Last campaign Wolves were rocked by injuries to both Willy Boly and Saiss which saw the pair miss a combined total of 11 games (seven and four respectively) and that will have contributed to the fact they conceded 52 goals last campaign.
The arrival of Mosquera is likely to add competition with their being five centre backs all fighting for what is now going to be just two spots in Lage’s 4-4-2 formation, so Bull thinks Wolves fans could see Saiss further forward in a midfield role next season, something he spoke exclusively to This is Futbol about:
“You could use Saiss in midfield as he’s better suited there because he can jump, fight for the ball and offer Wolves some height which we’ve talked about needing before.”
Saiss is certainly comfortable on the ball as all players had to be under Nuno so, it would not be alien to see the 31-year old lineup alongside someone like Ruben Neves or Joao Moutinho in pre-season.