Sheffield United defender George Baldock is apparently on the short-list of potential signings for Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo.
Baldock was one of the standout performers for the Blades last season as Chris Wilder guided the club to ninth in the Premier League. The former MK Dons man played every minute for United, scoring twice and assisting a further four throughout the campaign.
Unsurprisingly, then, Baldock’s form has captured the attention of other clubs and with Wolves in the market for a right wing-back, it’s not a massive shock to see them linked with the United ace.
The 27-year-old is expected to be called up to the Greece national team this season. He is first-choice for Chris Wilder, although the Blades boss has just moved to sign Jayden Bogle from Derby.
Baldock is among a number of reported Wolves targets which is still reportedly headed by Arsenal starlet, Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
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Given that we have just signed Jayden Bogle, it’s not surprsing to see tentative enquiries for Baldock, especially after the season he had last term.
However, we’ve just no reason to sell unless it is for a mammoth fee. Given that Doherty has just gone for £15m and Matty Cash arrived at Aston Villa for a similar fee, you’d have to assume we’d be asking for that and beyond.
Furthermore, Wilder won’t want to lose Baldock. The only question really is if he backs Bogle enough for now and does get a bid of £20m or so, could he be tempted into allowing Baldock to move on in order to strengthen in attacking areas?
We’d think not, in answer to that. But in football you do, of course, never know.