Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to sign Amadou Diawara and have approached the AS Roma midfielder’s entourage. However, the player isn’t that keen on a move to Molineux Stadium.
Amadou Diawara, 24, joined AS Roma from Napoli in the summer of 2019, signing a five-year contract. He has made 40 Serie A appearances in both seasons combined so far, scoring two goals and producing an assist.
AS Roma want to sell the Guinean international and value him at around £14 million this summer, with Bruno Lage keen to bring him to Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer. Wolves have made just a few signings in the transfer window, leaving a lot to be desired as far as the improvement of the squad is concerned after an underwhelming last campaign under former manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
More upsettingly, the Wanderers’ usually solid defence looked all over the place at times last season, as they clearly developed a habit of conceding from set-pieces. A lot of things has to change under Bruno Lage, a manager with fresh ideas and tactics, but first, the Midlands club will need to bring in more players before the transfer window closes on August 31.
Wolves lacked bite and energy in midfield last season
Joao Moutinho has been a reliable performer since arriving at Wolves from AS Monaco in 2018, playing every single league game in his first two seasons. He has established a strong partnership with compatriot Ruben Neves in the engine room, with the duo helping Wolves tick over.
However, Moutinho’s form dipped last season with the midfielder showing signs of ageing at times. Also, Neves wasn’t at his best that often made Wolves’ midfield easy to pass through for the opposition teams. Leander Dendoncker never really challenged Moutinho and Neves, while Morgan Gibbs-White managed only four Premier League starts.
It’s very clear that Wolves need more quality and depth in the middle of the park to combat the demands of an entire Premier League campaign.
Amadou Diawara could be a solid addition to Wolves’ midfield ranks
To put things into perspective, Wolves already have some talented young midfielders like Morgan Gibbs-White and Owen Otasowie at the club and Amadou Diawara could be yet another useful addition to the ranks, with the midfield department certainly in need of some investment moving forward in the years to come.
Amadou Diawara’s move to Roma from Napoli hasn’t gone according to the plan. He failed to cement his place in the team’s first XI under former manager Paulo Fonseca, starting only seven Serie A games last term. He clearly needs a change in environment to get his career back on track and a move to Wolves could certainly help him in doing so.
A defensive midfielder by trade, the Guinean international excels with his passing ability and tackling skills. He would add some much-needed bite and energy to Wolves midfield, whilst improving the squad depth. The 24-year-old has good experience playing in Serie A, and while that is hardly a test of his credentials in the highly competitive atmosphere of the Premier League, the midfielder’s talent and potential can take him far.
Wolves can certainly do with another quality midfielder in their ranks to ensure tough competition for places and Diawara looks like a smart option at a rumoured £14 million price tag for the Black Country outfit.
I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.