Wolves join Leeds in hunt for Ligue 1 ace labelled special by Thierry Henry

Date published: Tuesday 3rd August 2021 8:01 - Neil Foster

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Reports in the French media claim Wolves have joined a long list of clubs keen to sign Brest midfielder Romain Faivre during the summer transfer window.

The West Midlanders are now under new management, with Bruno Lage having replaced Nuno Espirito Santo. The 45-year-old tactician will have to do without injured star Pedro Neto for some time yet. And, with Adama Traore being targeted by Premier League clubs, he may need midfield reinforcements for the new campaign.

Faivre has been linked to many clubs during the off-season. Paris Saint-Germain, Freiburg, Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach have all been credited with an interest.

Manchester United were said to be watching the 23-year-old back in January and Leeds United emerged as possible suitors in May.

The France Under-21 ace previously played for Monaco while Thierry Henry was head coach. And the Arsenal legend reserved special praise for his former charge.

“Sofiane Diop, Benoit Badiashile, Romain Faivre,” he told SoFoot in March. “These are players I helped to develop as best I could and I’m happy for that.

“Romain Faivre has something few players have – he breaks lines.”

Le Telegramme are claiming that Wolves have now shown their hand. And the report adds that Brest thought the talented schemer would have been sold by now.

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Clubs may be keeping their powder dry until later in the window in the hope of landing a bargain. And a price of between €15m and €20m has been mooted for Faivre.

Faivre a versatile option for Wolves

Faivre enjoyed an excellent season for Les Pirates, with 33 starts among 36 Ligue 1 appearances. He scored six goals and assisted five as Brest stayed afloat by finishing 17th in the French top-flight table.

Able to operate on either flank, he is a skilful winger who would provide ammunition for the Wolves frontmen.

Leeds may re-enter the equation as Marcelo Bielsa looks to strengthen. Their interest was reported by L’Equipe a few months ago but the trail has gone cold, for now.

Wolves have also been linked with AC Milan forward Rafael Leao.

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It was reported back in April that they were keen on the 22-year-old. That was when Nuno was in charge but it appears as though Lage is also a fan of the youngster.

However, MilanNews (via sportslens) reported over the weekend that the Serie A giants now want to keep hold of the player.

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