By Will Butcher
Wolves are happy to wait until the summer to sign Blackburn attacker Ben Marshall, according to a reliable journalist.
The 25-year-old ace has already been the subject of a rejected bid from Paul Lambert, who is looking to reunite with the attacker following their productive alliance at Ewood Park.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, BBC Midlands correspondent Pat Murphy claimed that Wolves “urgently” need to get rid of five or six players but would be willing to wait until the summer for Marshall.
No sign of any major signings coming in @ Wolves.Urgent need 2 trim the squad by 5 or 6. If needed they'll wait till summer 4 Ben Marshall
— Pat Murphy (@patmurphybbc) January 11, 2017
The winger has just six months remaining on his current contract with the Lancashire club, and could look to jump ship as Rovers’ form stutters under manager Owen Coyle.
Although a mainstay of Coyle’s side this season, Marshall has managed just one goal and two assists in 24 league and cup appearances.
However, former Aston Villa manager Lambert believes Blackburn’s number 10 has something to offer Wolves after taking over from Walter Zenga earlier in the season.
Since his move to Blackburn in 2015, Marshall has scored 15 goals for Blackburn but is likely to leave as his contract enters its final months.
Football Insider verdict:
Lambert should do whatever he can to secure a deal for Marshall this month, as he would prove a quality addition to the Midlands giants. Knowing him from his time at Blackburn, Lambert would be able to get the best out of Marshall as he looks to reunite with the attacking midfielder. Known for his ability from set pieces, the Manchester United youth player could come in to replace Ivan Cavaleiro, who is yet to live up to his astronomical £7million transfer fee. With plenty of Championship experience with the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Leicester as well as Blackburn, Marshall would be a top purchase.
In other Wolves transfer news, this Premier League ace could still be on Lambert’s shortlist.