Wolves fans in meltdown as club linked with Lyon star Kenny Tete

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - January16:   Kenny Tete #23 of Lyon during the Toulouse FC V Lyon, Ligue 1 France regular season match at Stadium Municipal on January 16th 2019, Toulouse, France

Wolves are reportedly 'very close' to signing Lyon defender Tete.

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - January16:   Kenny Tete #23 of Lyon defended by Francois Moubandje #29 of Toulouse during the Toulouse FC V Lyon, Ligue 1 France regular season match at Stadium...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Olympique Lyonnais defender Kenny Tete before the end of the January transfer window - and Wolves fans are in meltdown on Twitter.

Spanish outlet El Desmarque have claimed that the 23-year-old is close to a move to the Midlands, despite Spanish side Real Betis said to be interested in luring him to La Liga.

The 12-time Holland international remains in and around the first team at Lyon, and has appeared in the Champions League this season for Lyon. They face Barcelona in the last 16 next month.

 

But Brazilian right-back Rafael and Leo Dubois have forced Tete down the pecking order, limiting the former Ajax star to just 11 league and cup appearances. ClubCall claim Wolves can land Tete for £7million.

A Dutch Eredivisie champion, Tete has plenty of calibre and is certainly regarded as one of the best young right-backs in European football - a position that Wolves should be looking to strengthen.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Taison (R) vies for the ball with Lyon's Dutch defender Kenny Tete (3rd L) during the UEFA Champions League, Groupe F football match FC Shakhtar...

Matt Doherty's poor form has seen him dropped from Wolves side, with Ruben Vinagre playing against Leicester City in the 4-3 win on Saturday. Vinagre is a left-back, and Tete would certainly fill a hole.

Wolves fans reacted to the news that their club are reportedly 'very close' to the signing of Tete - as per the report - with many desperate to see him put pen to paper at Molineux.

Kenny Tete of Lyon during the french League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) at Stade de la Licorne on December 19, 2018 in Amiens, France.

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