Would beating Aston Villa to Dominick Drexler be another Wolves masterstroke?

Valencia's Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates his team's qualification for the Champions League after the Spanish league football match UD Almeria vs Valencia CF at the Juegos...

Wolverhampton Wanderers have aced the transfer market in 2017 and look to begin next year by beating Championship rivals Aston Villa to Dominick Drexler.

Dortmund's striker Marvin Ducksch (L) and Nuremberg's Czech midfielder Adam Hlousek vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Nuremberg vs Borussia...

Marvin Ducksch may have been the star of the show for Holstein Kiel this season. But it is his play-making teammate Dominick Drexler who has been the real key man. The midfielder has eight goals and four assists to his name in 2017/18 to help Kiel to second in the 2.Bundesliga – and he too has been linked with a January move to the Championship.

Reliable German outlet Kicker claims that Aston Villa have been watching Drexler on numerous occasions this season. Villa boss Steve Bruce is understood to be in the market for a midfielder and the 27-year-old’s vision and creativity could add some extra thrust to a rather workmanlike Villa side.

Villa boss Steve Bruce reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

But what chance to the cash-strapped Villains really have? Especially with their big-spending Midland neighbours Wolves joining the chase.

HITC sources have told us that Wolves have now joined the chase for arguably the 2.Bundesliga’s most impressive performer, and Kiel are so concerned about his potential exit that they plan to offer him a new deal even though he has two-and-a-half years left on his contract.

Valencia's Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates his team's qualification for the Champions League after the Spanish league football match UD Almeria vs Valencia CF at the Juegos...

At this point, Wolves could be accused of merely hoarding talent. But with most of their creativity coming from the wide areas, Drexler could add some piercing precision in the centre of the park to compliment the defensive attributes of Romain Saiss or the masterful passing of Ruben Neves.

A supply line of Drexler, Ivan Cavaleiro and Diego Jota will have Leo Bonatini licking his lips and the rest of the Championship running scared.

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