Report: Wolves eye second midfielder bid, extra £700,000 should seal the deal
By Dominic Toner
Wolves are considering a second bid for Blackburn midfielder Ben Marshall, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Monday (16:46) that the Midlands club could make an increased offer for the 25-year-old.
The report details that Wolves have already seen a £1.3million bid rejected for Marshall, but if they cough up another £700,000 they would match the £2million valuation that Blackburn want.
Marshall has just six months remaining on his Blackburn deal and recently turned down the opportunity to extend his contract, meaning he will become a free agent in the summer.
The 25-year-old is a right side midfielder by trade, but has also filled in at right-back this season at Ewood Park.
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He has alrady racked up 182 appearances in the Championship during his spells with Blacburn and Leicester.
Football Insider verdict:
Wolves should pay the extra cash in order to secure a deal for Marshall in the January window, with manager Paul Lambert continuing the revamp of the squad. Marshall is a versatile player and would be a great addition to the squad. The Englishman provides great energy down the wing and would certainly improve Wolves’ options. He is also a set-piece specialist and that would be a major bonus to Lambert’s side. Marshall has proven to be consistent performer in the Championship in recent years and would turn out to be a good fit at Molineux, so an extra £700,000 should be invested in the player.
In other Wolves transfer news, the club have lined up a move for a Premier League striker.