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Wolves: These fans feel that a centre-back signing is needed in January

Wolves: These fans feel that a centre-back signing is needed in January

A number of Wolves fans on Twitter have called on the club to add defensive reinforcements when the transfer window reopens in January.

Wolves Live on Twitter (@WolvesFC_latest) asked followers for their opinions on where the squad needed strengthening, with many replying to call for defensive additions.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have conceded 11 goals in their first eight Premier League games this season, level with two other teams, while eight clubs have a lower concession rate. [via Sky Sports]

Two of Wolves’ three most-used players in 2019/20 are centre-backs, with Conor Coady playing 1,440 minutes and Willy Boly featuring for 1,260 minutes. Nuno’s other senior centre-backs Ryan Bennett and Jesus Vallejo have played 887 and 450 minutes respectively. [via TransferMarkt]

When Boly was suspended for the Premier League match against Chelsea last month, defensive midfielder Romain Saiss was shoehorned into a centre-back position on a day when they lost 5-2 at Molineux. [via Express & Star]

While the club managed to get Vallejo in on loan from Real Madrid in the summer, their reported pursuit of Benfica defender Ruben Dias proved to be unsuccessful, as reported by the Express & Star.

These Wolves fans on Twitter agreed that the centre-back area is one where the squad should be strengthened in the January transfer window:

Wolves fans, what do you think should be the club’s transfer market priority in January? Comment below with your views!

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