Paul Lambert has walked out on Wolves after six months
Say what you like about Wolves' Chinese owners paving the way for Paul Lambert's departure by handing control of recruitment over to unappointed super-agent Jorge Mendes, it appears the club at least have the sense to solve a problem position.
Wolves have lacked a natural-born right-back all season with Matt Doherty forced to fill in on the left-hand side, albeit with impressive results. Consequently, defensive midfielder Conor Coady has made a name for himself in the back four in recent months but the former Liverpool youngster's versatility doesn't lend itself to a long-term solution.
Wolves' Conor Coady
Therefore, the identity of Wolves' first potential summer signing makes perfect sense. The Birmingham Mail report that Phil Ofosu-Ayeh will leave Eintracht Braunschweig when his contract expires this summer and could find a new home at Molineux.
The 25-year-old is a natural-born right-back renowned for his well-timed tackles and strength in possession. His full-blooded displays caught the eye in the German second division in 2016/17 with Braunschweig only denied a place in the Bundesliga after losing home and away to Wolfsburg in the relegation play-off.
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Consequently, there appears little reason for the German-born Ghanaian international to remain at the Northern club, particularly with offers on the table from England.
What the potential arrival of Ofosu-Ayeh means for current Wolves' defender Dominic Iorfa, however, remains to be seen. According to the Express and Star, the 21-year-old has been lined up for a £4 million move to Derby County.
And he is one of the few players in Wolves' squad capable of playing at right-back. Links with Ofosu-Ayeh will not dampen any speculation.