Its time for Wolves to face up to the reality of life in the second tear of English football, its time to plan their route back into the big time while cutting their cloth according for the coming season.
However it seems Wolves are determined not to cut their cloth when it comes to the playing squad, demonstrated by the Daily Mail reporting that new Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has placed a £10 million price tag on striker Steven Fletcher.
The Mail suggest that Sunderland are beating off competition from Stoke and Fulham in the race to sign the Scotsman. After not a single player managed double figures in the goal scoring stakes last season its unsurprising that Martin O’Neil is in the market for a striker.
Steven Fletcher did manage 12 goals last season amid a Wolves’ ship that sank very quickly after the departure of Mick McCarthy. But at £10 million the Black Cats would surely be looking for a man who can fire them into challenging for the Europa League places rather than player who didn’t even come close to helping his current side remain in the Premiership.
The hefty price tag being placed on Fletcher does signal Wolves intent to bounce straight back into the Premiership.
Solbakken is quoted inThe Mail as stating,
“Fletcher and Kevin Doyle and the other strikers are experienced players we want to continue having here.”
If Wolves do manage to hold to their marketable assets they may just about be able to have a decent stab at bouncing straight back up into the big time..
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