Hindsight can be a wonderful thing at times and Wolverhampton Wanderers must surely be counting their lucky stars.
First things first, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have shocked many with how far they have come in recent seasons and their seventh-placed finish in the Premier League was just the latest of pleasant surprises.
However, if we go back to the summer of 2017 and if the Molineux outfit had their way in the transfer market, it could have been a very different story for the Black Country side.
According to German media publication Spox, Wolves were interested in securing the services of Felix Wiedwald to try and help them with their Championship charge.
Some of you might be thinking that name sounds familiar. Well, it does and not for the right reasons.
Leeds United were the club to eventually bring the German shot-stopper to England and were made to rue their decision to do so.
Wiedwald was nothing but a disaster for the Whites as he made a number of mistakes throughout the campaign, despite having been dropped and reinstated into their first-team on numerous occasions, costing the Elland Road outfit any chance of playing in the top-flight. So, they decided to get rid of him as quickly as possible.
As we all know, Wolves went on to be crowned champions of England’s second tier that season and that was largely down to John Ruddy’s performances in between the sticks. The one-time England international kept an impressive 24 clean sheets and conceded just 36 goals (Transfermarkt).
Obviously, Rui Patricio has since taken over from the 32-year-old and has been an upgrade to the side.
However, if Fosun had brought Wiedwald to Molineux in 2017 then just playing Premier League football in the 2018/19 campaign could have been just a dream.
A bullet well and truly dodged.
Wolves fans, how pleasing is it that the club missed out on Wiedwald? Let us know below!
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