Who is Alexander Djiku?: The Strasbourg defender Wolves are ‘set to make offer’ for in January

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Everything you need to know about Alexander Djiku, the Strasbourg defender linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January.

Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t enjoyed the best start to their campaign, winning just one of their opening seven Premier League games.

The Old Gold sit 17th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone after suffering three defeats and as many draws.

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Bruno Lage made several changes to his squad ahead of the new season, including the departure of captain Conor Coady to Everton on a season-long loan.

Wolves have conceded seven goals so far - the same number as league leaders Arsenal. Despite this, it seems as if they could bolster their defensive options further in January with the signing of Alexander Djiku from Strasbourg.

Djiku has earned 17 caps for the Ghanaian national team. Credit: Getty.  Djiku has earned 17 caps for the Ghanaian national team. Credit: Getty.
Djiku has earned 17 caps for the Ghanaian national team. Credit: Getty.

According to Ghanasoccernet, the Old Gold are interested in bringing the centre-back to Molineux in the January transfer window.

The site claims Wolves were close to signing Djiku in the summer, but a deal ‘fell through in the eleventh hour’.

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Who is Alexander Djiku?

Born in Montpellier, France on 9 August 1994, Djiku is a Ghanian international with 17 caps to his name.

The 28-year-old began his career at Bastia, initially playing for their B team before making his first team debut in their 2-1 Coupe de la Ligue defeat to Evian. He went on to make 51 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, scoring once.

Djiku joined Caen in 2017, where he was a regular for the club before being snapped up by Strasbourg two years later.

Current form

The centre-back has started all of Strasbourg’s eight Ligue 1 games so far and is averaging a rating of 7.20, as per SofaScore.

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He has scored once in the league and made on average 4.8 clearances per game, while making 2.0 tackles per game.

The 28-year-old played in Ghana’s 3-0 international friendly defeat to Brazil on Friday and is likely to feature in their match against Nicaragua on Tuesday evening.

How likely is the deal to go ahead?

A move for Djiku is likely, especially with him out of contract next summer and Strasbourg’s current league form.

Djiku has score once for Stasbourg this season. Credit: Getty. Djiku has score once for Stasbourg this season. Credit: Getty.
Djiku has score once for Stasbourg this season. Credit: Getty.

The French side are without a win in their opening eight games - the only team in Ligue 1 to not secure a victory so far.

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It is unknown how much Wolves would have to pay for the centre-back’s signature, but could look at alternatives if priced-out of a move, or have to wait until the summer to secure his services on a free transfer.

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