Why Wolves should make a move for AS Monaco defender Jemerson
After overcoming a slow start to the season, Wolverhampton Wanderers have continued to dazzle and are trying every bit to secure a place in the top-seven after gaining promotion from the Championship.
Nuno Espirito Santo has built a brilliant squad, made Wolves play an exciting brand of football and most importantly, has got positive results after failing to win any of his opening three Premier League games. Wolves are performing extremely well and are currently on a four-game unbeaten run.
One of the standout figures of this exciting Wolves squad has been skipper Conor Coady, whose performances have certainly not gone unnoticed. It will not come as a surprise to anyone if top clubs in Europe come for Coady in the summer transfer window.
While Nuno will do everything to keep hold of his skipper, Wolves will probably be a bit worried about his future, especially if they end up in the top half of the Premier League table this season.
That said, it’s important for Nuno to chalk down potential targets to replace Coady. In terms of a replacement, Wolves should target AS Monaco defender Jemerson.
Jemerson, 26, has been in and out of the team as Monaco have struggled for consistency this season. The Brazilian defender has played 16 times in the Ligue 1 and was sent off in Monaco’s 2-2 draw with Montpellier at the weekend.
The 26-year-old may have not had the best of seasons in France but there is no doubting his quality. Also capable of playing as a defensive midfielder, Jemerson has the qualities to thrive in the high-intense nature of the Premier League.
A pillar at the back, he is not only adept at beating his offensive counterparts to the aerial balls but also knows how to use his physicality to good effect. The Brazilian is also comfortable with the ball at his feet and is quite agile for a player of his stature.
Jemerson is a no-nonsense tackler, composed with the ball at his feet and loves spraying diagonal long passes towards the wingers. He could be the ideal player to replace Coady and the possibility of his availability for a relatively cheaper price (should Monaco get relegated at the end of the season) makes him an even more attractive prospect.
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If Nuno manages to bring Jemerson to Molineux in the summer, he could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Wolves.