Wolves’ league position speaks for itself and with only 3 wins all season, McCarthy is looking for improvement fast.
The Midlands club have started to pick up some form, with a 1-0 win over Birmingham and a surprise comeback victory over Sunderland, however, the former Republic of Ireland manager knows that he needs some real Premier League experience to keep his side out of the relegation zone.
The Yorkshireman is now desperately waiting on chairman, Steve Morgan, to give the go ahead on a £15million swoop for ex-Wolves players, Robbie Keane and Joleon Lescott.
According to the Daily Mirror,the two stars are wanted back at Molineux and McCarthy wants to send out a strong message regarding the club’s top flight future.
A frustrated Robbie Keane has been told he can leave Spurs in January for a cut price fee of just £5million, a snip compared to the £19million paid by Liverpool just over two years ago. Wolves will face stiff competition though from Birmingham and Aston Villa, who have both been reported to be interested in the former Spurs captain.
Man City’s Lescott has also been reported to be unhappy at his lack of first team football. Two weeks ago, Lescott publicly revealed he was not playing as much as he would like to and put a host of clubs on red alert for the England International’s signature. Despite costing City roughly £22million just over a year ago, Wolves would only be prepared to pay up to around £10million. Should Wolves’ secure Lescott’s services, it is likely it would break the club’s transfer record of £7.5million.
McCarthy has also been linked to fellow City player Michael Johnson. Though, it has been reported that the Wolves boss is not keen on a permanent transfer given the former England U-21 midfielder’s history of injury problems. Wolves will attempt to capture the 22-year-old on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy the player should he impress at Molineux.