Storming the Championship last season, Wolves fans are not going into this season with the usual expectations that fans of promoted sides have.
Wolverhampton Wanderers spent big, for a Championship side, last season. There ambition in the transfer market, landing players like Helder Costa, was rewarded, and they were crowned League Champions.
But the club have shown no sign of relenting in their ambition in the transfer market this summer, with a host of new talents brought in. Wolverhampton Wanderers have brought in the likes of Portuguese international stopper Rui Patricio to the club, as well as Leo Bonatini and Ruben Vinagre. All the signs are that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are not just in the Premier League next season to make up the numbers.
This leaves certain players in a dilemma. The standard of the side is ever increasingly improving, and players will be wondering if they still have a place in Santo’s set-up. They will have pre-season, in which Wolves take on the likes of Basel and Young Boys in Switzerland, to prove themselves.
One such player is Bright Enobakhare, who is valued at £500,000 by Transfermarkt.
The 20-year-old Nigerian striker, who is a product of the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy, will be wondering if he might get sold if he is not deemed good enough by the Portuguese manager at Molineux.
The forward scored one Championship goal for Wolves last season in his 14 League appearances, although he is often limited to spells off the bench. Whether he can establish himself in a now star-studied Wolves side is doubtful, he will need to be ready and raring to go to prove himself in pre-season.
If he does not impress, Nuno Espirito Santo may well cash in on the potential of the Nigerian striker. Of course, at just 20 years of age, he may yet improve.