The Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are feeling confident in the Transfer Tavern ahead of their return to the Premier League next season, but they believe a handful of new acquisitions will be needed to strengthen their survival bid.
Despite finishing top of the Championship by some distance, the ultimate aim for the Wanderers next season will be securing survival – anything more than that would be a bonus. Nuno Espirito Santo has a decent squad of players at his disposal who are more than capable of holding their own in the top-flight, but with a handful of wise acquisitions they could steer well clear of a dreaded relegation scrap.
One man who the club would be foolish not to consider this summer is Chelsea’s Charly Musonda (valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt), despite the fact he has endured a torrid time during his loan spell at Celtic. Musonda arrived at Celtic Park with a glowing reputation after impressing in a handful of cameo appearances for Chelsea, but he has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular so far.
Musonda’s loan deal is supposed to be for a total of 18-months, however, according to ESPN, Chelsea are eager to cancel the initial deal and send him on loan to another club where he will receive more first-team opportunities. The Belgian prodigy has played just 4 minutes of SPFL action in Celtic’s last 6 outings, so it’s easy to understand why Chelsea are keen on loaning him elsewhere next season.
The 21-year-old cuts a slight figure and will need to work on his strength in order to succeed in the Premier League, but he possesses the pace, balance and technical ability to become a resounding success in the future. Musonda predominantly operates in a central-attacking-midfield role or on the right-side of an attacking front-three, so Santo would have greater license to experiment with formations and combinations in order to find a winning formula next season.
Evidently, Chelsea are eager for Musonda to become a first-team regular on his next loan deal, so Wolves will need to ensure there is a place for him within the starting eleven. If the hierarchy at Wolves ultimately decide they can guarantee Musonda first-team football, they should do everything they can to secure a loan deal for his services.
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