Report: Wolves to launch seven-figure bid for Championship attacker, Lambert wants deal done this week
By Harvey Byrne
Wolves boss Paul Lambert is looking to prise Ben Marshall away from former club Blackburn, according to a report.
The Sun has claimed that the Scottish boss is going to go in with a £1million bid for the 25-year-old attacker, as he looks to get a deal done this week.
The right winger’s contract ends at the end of the season and it is claimed that Owen Coyle needs cash to bring in players, meaning Marshall may join with little hassle.
However, the Lancashire side do have one requirement and that is that Wolves pay the cash in one payment and without instalments.
Marshall helped Lambert guide Blackburn to Championship safety in the last campaign before he left the club currently owned by the Venky’s.
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He has continued to be an ever-present in the struggling Championship side with 23 appearances to his name in all competitions this season.
He has returned with just one goal and two assists, but in a better side those statistics may see a dramatic improvement.
Wolves are currently sat down in 16th place in the Championship table after pre-season optimism.
However, Lambert is looking to stabilise the side after Walter Zenga’s misfortune earlier in the campaign and he will be looking to bring his own men in, in his first window at the club.
Football Insider verdict:
Marshall would prove a solid addition to the Wolves team in the January window due to his experience of the English second tier. One thing the Midlands side did wrong in the summer was make moves for players that had little experience of playing in the Championship and even England. Marshall meets both quotas and would surely help the club move away from the dreaded drop zone. It is clear that Wolves need to improve many areas in their squad and Marshall would be a step in the right direction. For £1million, Lambert must now secure the deal.
In other Wolves transfer news, the club had lined up a deal for this striker.