Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Report: Club considering sanction for ‘quality’ £16.5m Wolves target, he rejected a PL move

Wolves target Duje Caleta-Car could reportedly face sanctions from Olympique Marseille after rejecting a last-minute move.

According to Foot Mercato, the Croatian international was subject to two deadline day offers from Wolves and Valencia. However, Caleta-Car rejected both approaches. Marseille had been eager to offload the defender this window, with the French side desperate for cash.

Wolves had been chasing the defender for most of the window. Bruno Lage is a fan of the centre-back, who signed for Marseille in 2018 for €19m (£16.5m). Yet Caleta-Car was not open to moving to the Premier League.

As per Foot Mercato, it was believed that Caleta-Car was keen on making a switch to Spain. However, with the former RB Salzburg star rejecting an advance from Valencia, it appears that this motive is not true.

Indeed, Wolves could have secured the services of a well-rounded defender had Caleta-Car been open to making the move to England. The defender was a regular for Marseille under Andre Villas-Boas as well as current manager Jorge Sampoli last season.

But, with the club needing finances and William Saliba impressing since joining on loan from Arsenal, Caleta-Car found himself on the transfer list, as well as 21-year-old midfielder Boubacar Kamara.

With Alvaro Gonzalez labelling the Croat as ‘quality’ in an interview with Ligue 1’s official website, it appears that the 24-year-old will spend the first half of the season on the bench.

And it could be likely that Caleta-Car will face punishment for not accepting a move this summer.

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