fantastic star back in form after Wolves miss out

Salernitana’s forward, Boulaye Dia, is confident that he’s returned to his peak performance level after a challenging period that followed his unsuccessful transfer attempt to Wolverhampton Wanderers in late summer. After that abortive and somewhat mocked move to Wolves, Dia had been struggling with a prolonged and debilitating slump. However, his two-goal performance in the recent match against Cagliari helped him overcome the difficulties and regain his focus. Dia himself acknowledges that it has been a struggle to recapture the outstanding form he displayed last season, primarily due to the very public flirtation with a move to Molineux. Salernitana’s president, Daniel Iervolino, even admitted that Dia had been distracted by Wolves’ offer. Gary O’Neil’s team attempted, but ultimately failed, to secure the Senegal international on an initial loan deal that had the potential to become a £19 million permanent transfer later on.

Boulaye Dia back in form after Wolves miss out

Dia has received a stern warning to put aside the drama and refocus on his performance. The arrival of Filipo Inzaghi, a renowned modern-era center-forward, appears to have rekindled Dia’s determination, as he managed to end his two-month goal drought in Serie A.


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In a victorious tone, Dia declares to DAZN, “I’ve made a comeback. The goals are finally coming in, and I’m delighted for the team and scoring at home.”

“I feel improved and ready to contribute to the coach and the team. These past few months have been challenging since the offer from Wolves,” he adds.

A £17m deal on the cards

Dia scored 16 goals in Serie A the previous year. In the meantime, it’s not impossible that Wolves will make a comeback in 2024 with a fresh and enhanced offer. Financially permitting, naturally.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Salernitana may try to sign Dia to a new contract, but one that has a £17 million release clause. You’ve probably noted that’s £2 million less than Wolves might have paid for the silky 26-year-old if Salernitana had accepted their loan-to-buy offer back in August.

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