Wolverhampton Wanderers can’t wait for the Premier League season to begin on August 11th.
Nuno Espirito Santo guided his side to the Championship title last season, repaying the faith showed in him by owners Fosun International. Wolves will play Premier League football for the first time in six years. Their season begins at Molineux where they will welcome Marco Silva’s Everton side.
Espirito Santo wasted no time in strengthening his squad this summer, completing permanent deals for Diogo Jota and Willy Boly who impressed last season. The former Porto boss also landed Rui Patricio on a free transfer from Sporting and Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m. Wolves look well equipped to beat the drop next year.
They would almost guarantee survival in the Premier League if they signed Manchester United ace – Marcos Rojo. Valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, the Argentine has struggled for fitness and fell out of favour with Jose Mourinho which restricted him to just nine Premier League appearances last year. If United are successful in signing Harry Maguire from Leicester, Rojo may be shown the exit door.
The 28-year-old has Premier League and European experience which could prove vital as Wolves look to avoid relegation. Rojo is comfortable at centre-back or a left-back making him a valuable option for Espirito Santo. The former Sporting man has been capped 59 times by Argentina – highlighting the experience he will bring to Molineux.
Regular first-team football could be just what Rojo needs to get his career back on track.
Wolves fans, thoughts?