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Wolves should consider move for defender Antonio Valencia

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Wolves should consider move for defender Antonio Valencia

Wolverhampton Wanderers are 12th in the Premier League table after a memorable win over Chelsea on Wednesday night and are doing well on their return to the top flight.

But they will need to strengthen if they are to push for European spots in the future and it’s imperative they find cover in their defence.

Matt Doherty is the first-choice right wing-back for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, but there is very little in reserve and the club could do with an addition to compete with him.

Wolves should consider gatecrashing reported interest in Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia, who is a two-time winner of the Premier League.


According to the Sun, West Ham are lining up a swoop for the 33-year-old next summer when he will be available on a free transfer.

The right-back will see his current deal at Old Trafford expire at the end of the campaign and he’s fallen down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho’s squad.

(Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

But Wolves should not be deterred by Valencia’s rocky season, as he would be a brilliant option at Molineux if he was targeted in January or on a free in the summer.

He is one of the most experienced full-backs around in the Premier League and has been such a consistent performer for Manchester United since he joined in 2009.

Valencia would be the perfect mentor for Doherty at right wing-back and signing someone of his ability would be an impressive deal.

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