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.
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.
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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