Following their promotion to the Premier League, Wolves have continued their great form and have made a great start to their life in the league.
Despite being one of the three promoted teams, Wolves already look like a side that is used to playing in the top division. Despite losing to Leicester City, Wolves have held both Everton and Manchester City to draws so far this season and currently sit 11th in the league.
Wolves spent heavily on their arrival to the Premier League and continued their trend of signing some of the best Portuguese players in Europe as they brought in Raul Jimenez, Rui Patricio, Ruben Vinagre, and Joao Moutinho.
While Moutinho and Patricio have caught the headlines so far this season, one of the club’s other signings, Jonny Castro has been a solid player for the club and has filled the void left by Barry Douglas.
Ultimately, Wolves’ main goal is to stay up this season and in order to do that, they’re going to need to be pretty solid at the back. So far, the Midlands club have conceded five goals this season, although they have played some pretty good attacking teams.
In Nuno Espirito Santo’s 5-4-1, there’s plenty of emphasis placed on the full-backs being able to break forward but also recovering quickly to form a solid defence block. So far this season, the £10.8 million-rated Jonny has proved to be ideal in that formation.
A typical modern fullback who likes to attack, Jonny established himself as one of the better fullbacks in La Liga during his time with Celta Vigo. Such were his impressive performances – especially last season where he made 36 appearances – that the former Under-19 European Championship was signed by Atletico Madrid in the summer before being loaned to Wolves.
With the superb Barry Douglas surprisingly sent to Leeds, Wolves needed to find a younger replacement and one who could fit into the intensity of the Premier League. Having played four games already for the club, it seems that the former Celta Vigo man is going to be a key part in the club’s Premier League campaign.
Although they may only have the Spaniard on a loan, he could be vital in not only keeping the club in the league but also pushing them towards the top-half of the table. It’s early but Wolves look to have signed a solid player to join their talented squad.
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