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Could 22-year-old be the one that got away for Wolves?

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Could 22-year-old be the one that got away for Wolves?

Wolverhampton Wanderers may well have some regrets over the next few years, with Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko having signed a new deal.

The Ukraine international has committed his future at the Etihad, meaning he’ll now be sticking around until 2024.

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The star has followed in the footsteps of fellow full-back Kyle Walker, who penned a new deal on Wednesday.

Zinchenko has enjoyed a remarkable rise with City having been on the fringes in the months following his transfer from FC Ufa in 2016.

He was loaned to PSV Eindhoven for the 2016/17 season, but saw minutes for the first-team a year later following a bad knee injury to Benjamin Mendy.

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Last season Zinchenko was a mainstay in the side with Mendy again struggling with injury, and now he is firmly established as the number one left-back under Pep Guardiola.

And his rise is already threatening to haunt Wolves.

 

TBR’s view

Last summer, Zinchenko was on the brink of a £16 million move to Molineux (The Mirror).

The deal appeared to be done, only for the player to turn it down at the eleventh hour in favour of fighting for his place at City.

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He has more than justified that decision, and Wolves now have no choice but to imagine what might have been with the player worth way more than £16 million now.

Zinchenko would have been a superb signing for the Black Country club.

His versatility and technical qualities make him a real asset for City, and he has every chance of becoming a top-class player following a show of faith from Guardiola.

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