Wolves should consider another attempt to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko
Wolverhampton Wanderers have been rocked by some unfortunate injury news.
It has been confirmed by the club that full-back Jonny has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament, which will require surgery to repair.
The Spaniard suffered the injury during the 1-0 Europa League win over Olympiacos on Thursday.
Although no timeframe has been issued for the defender’s recovery, it is safe to assume that the 26-year-old faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
With the 2020/21 season starting on September 12, Wolves must now quickly figure out how to adapt without their first-choice left wing-back.
Jonny could be out for several months, which may force Wolves to dip into the transfer market.
And one man who should be considered by the Black Country club is a man who almost pitched up a Molineux in the summer of 2018.
TBR’s View – Zinchenko in?
Wolves nearly landed Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City two years ago, with the sides reportedly (Sky Sports) having had a £16 million agreement in place for his transfer.
The player – who earns a relatively modest £20,000-a-week (Spotrac) – was ultimately reluctant to leave the Etihad though and the proposed move collapsed.
The Ukraine international only made 25 appearances for City in 2019/20, with Benjamin Mendy preferred on the left and Joao Cancelo also providing competition. New signing Nathan Ake can also play left-back, so minutes are now looking hard to come by.
Wolves have Ruben Vinagre on the books but Portuguese is still quite inexperienced, although he’ll get his chance to prove himself against Sevilla on Tuesday.
Given how high up the pitch Zinchenko operates for City as a left-back, he could be a fine addition at left wing-back by Nuno Espirito Santo.
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