Signing Paddy McNair would be massive gamble for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Paddy McNair of Sunderland is helped to his feet by the club physio after sustaining an injury during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on...

Wolverhampton Wanderers said to be keen to snap up Paddy McNair from Sunderland.

Paddy McNair of Sunderland is helped to his feet by the club physio after sustaining an injury during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on...

Wolverhampton Wanderers would be taking a gamble by signing Paddy McNair from Sunderland this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Wolves are interested in snapping up McNair, but he is valued at £7 million.

And if Wolves were to pay such a fee for a player who is entirely unproven at the top level then it would have to be considered a risk.

Paddy McNair of Sunderland celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Burton Albion at Stadium of Light on April 21, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

McNair showed his quality in the final few games of last season, when he netted four goals in Sunderland’s last five matches in the Championship.

However, his injury record is a major concern, and if Wolves fail to keep him off the treatment table then his value would drop massively.

Paddy McNair of Sunderland (L) shoots but has his shot blocked by Harrison Reed of Southampton (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's...

Wolves have generally been linked to high profile signings throughout the summer so far, but McNair's addition would show a different tactic from Nuno’s side.

And although the signing of the Northern Ireland international could be an attractive one if he goes on to fulfil his potential, it could also turn into a disaster if his injury problems persist.

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