Wolves: Julen Lopetegui already working on January transfer plans
New Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui is already working on plans for the January transfer window, according to John Percy.
The Lowdown: Lopetegui appointed
Wolves confirmed Lopetegui’s appointment on Saturday morning, with the Spaniard set to take over on November 14th. It was third time lucky for Molineux chiefs in their pursuit of the 56-year-old after making two previous approaches.
Lopetegui is set to take over a Wolves side struggling in the Premier League, with defeat to Brighton on Saturday leaving the club in 19th place.
The Latest: Transfer admission
Percy shared a story for The Telegraph following Lopetegui’s appointment on Saturday, looking at the inside story of how a move played out.
He said that the new head coach has ‘ratified’ the club’s plans for the international break, with Wolves set to head to Marbella for a training camp.
The reliable reporter also added that Lopetegui is already discussing targets with the board ahead of the January transfer window.
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The Verdict: Exciting
Additions to the squad in the New Year appear to be desperately needed for Lopetegui, with the final third a real area of concern.
Wolves are the only side in the top flight yet to hit double figures for goals scored, finding the back of the net on just eight occasions in 14 games.
Bringing in Diego Costa on a free transfer is yet to work, while summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury on his debut back in September.
Therefore, you’d expect that a new forward could be high up on Lopetegui’s wishlist, and it is exciting to know that transfer plans are already being discussed ahead of 2023.