Wolves are planning to make a move to sign Burnley full-back, Connor Roberts, according to a report from The Sun this weekend. Roberts has emerged as a target for Bruno Lage this summer after a series of fine performances for the Clarets last season, despite their relegation. The Welshman, who is expected to be part of the squad for Qatar, is one of a number of players who Burnley could lose this summer. James Tarkowski is on his way to Everton, while others could also follow suit. And according to The Sun, it is Wolves who want to lure Roberts.
Bruno Lage is looking to strengthen the ranks and build on a fine season at Molineux. Roberts fits the bill, having impressed against Wolves last season. Indeed, it was after that 1-0 Burnley win that Micah Richards sung the praises of Roberts, lauding the Burnley man for his ‘passion and desire’ to defend. Wolves have already tried and failed once to get Roberts but are expected to go back with another bid. Along with Roberts, Wolves are also looking to sign his teammate, Nathan Collins.
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Roberts showed his class last season at times with Burnley and he’s certainly too good to be playing in the second-tier with Vincent Kompany’s side. He needs to be playing at the highest level he can if he is to be fully ready for Wales and Wolves would be a good move for him. Lage made Wolves solid last season and Roberts will surely relish fitting in and bringing his attacking style to the club as well.
Wolves are going along nicely under Lage and these sorts of signings will improve the squad. The Premier League club will be hoping that they can work effectively and get their signings over the line just before the new season starts in August.