‘It will depend on…’ – Reporter names Wolves key factor in convincing Romain Saiss to sign

Wolves defender Romain Saiss may want to be offered a long contract to stay at the club beyond this summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

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Saiss has spent the last six seasons at Wolves, but he could potentially leave Molineux at the end of the current campaign.

What is the latest situation with Saiss at Wolves?

The centre-back is out of contract with Wolves at the end of June. As things stand, he could leave the club on a free transfer at this stage.

However, it has been reported that Midlands clubs have offered him a new two-year deal.

Saiss signed a contract extension in the second half of last March, and Wolves may be hoping the 60-cap international will also commit his future to the club in the later stages of this season.

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What did O’Rourke say about Saiss’ future?

O’Rourke believes Saiss’ future could be determined by how long Wolves want to keep him, as he will want assurances that he will be part of Bruno Lage’s long-term plans before signing on the dotted line.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT about Saiss, O’Rourke said: “I think it will probably depend on how long the contract is offered to him. He will consider a decent contract length to make sure he stays at Molineux.

Should Wolves give Saiss what he wants?

Saiss has made over 200 appearances for Wolves since 2016, proving to be a trusted player for several managers as he helped the side return to the Premier League and then establish themselves in the top half of the table.

In the club’s rise in recent years, Saiss deserves credit as one of Wolves’ most consistent performers.

However, he recently turned 32 and time may be ticking by now at the highest level.

Wolves offering him a two-year contract extension seems reasonable, and he’s shown very little sign of slowing down so far.

If Saiss pushes for a longer contract, however, Wolves may have to consider letting him go as it looks unlikely he will still be a key part of their squad three or four years from now.

Instead, they might be better off taking Saiss off the wage bill and investing in a young off-season defender to replace him.