Wolverhampton Wanderers have pulled off some of the most impressive signings in recent Championship history in the last few transfer windows.
Although it would be fair to say Phil Ofosu-Ayeh has not yet proved that he deserves a place alongside Ruben Neves, Ivan Cavaleiro and Diogo Jota.
Wolves signed the Ghanaian right-back on a free transfer in the summer after his contract at German second tier side Eintracht Braunschweig expired but, while Wolves cruise towards the Championship title, Ofosu-Ayeh has played no part in the journey.
The 26-year-old is yet to kick a ball in Wolves colours and continues to suffer from tendonitis, meaning his debut season in English football is in danger of being a write-off.
And if reports are to be believed, this damaging injury may have cost him his chance at Molineux. Because Ghana Soccer Net is reporting that Nuno Espirito Santo’s league leaders are considering replacing Ofosu-Ayeh with another Ghanaian international right-back – Daniel Opare.
The former Porto flyer will leave Bundesliga club FC Augsburg in the summer when his contract expires and Wolves, who had shown an interest in January, are expected to try again as they look to find some competition for Matt Doherty.
But surely it is a little unfair to write off Ofosu-Ayeh before he has even had a chance. There is a reason Wolves signed him in the summer and it seems slightly premature to be already looking for a replacement, unless the injury is even more serious than anyone had expected.
Opare is a talent, and has proved himself in Germany’s top tier, but Ofosu-Ayeh should at least be given a chance to stake his claim before he is callously replaced.
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