Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield feels Rayan Ait-Nouri could be deployed in a more attacking role under new Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Bruno Lage.
Were Wolves right to sign Rayan Ait-Nouri permanently?
Just six of his career appearances have involved moving into midfield, with all of those occasions occurring last season.
However, Hatfield believes Ait-Nouri could be transformed into a winger under Lage, who was announced as Nuno’s successor in June.
Hatfield also feels Ait-Nouri, 20, has the potential to thrive in a more attacking role.
He told TIF: “It is a big season for Ait-Nouri. He’s a young player who is talented. He’s more talented, I think, going forward than defensively but he’s a player who is at a great age and can improve.
“I’m interested to see how he does under Bruno Lage. With his forward-thinking nature, it wouldn’t shock me if we see him pushed further forward.
“If he can find some consistency then he could really push on this season.”