Express & Star journalist Liam Keen has given his verdict as to why Wolves’ January transfer window has been so quiet thus far, claiming there is activity going on behind the scenes at Molineux.
The Lowdown: Only one new face
In addition, Wolves are the lowest scorers in the league, as they’ve only found the net 11 times in 18 matches.
The Latest: Keen gives transfer window verdict
Speaking on the E&S Wolves Podcast, Keen stated that the main problem ‘plaguing’ the club is other teams not wanting to lose players so early in the window, but he claims they’re working on potential opportunities this month.
He said: “They’re definitely working and speaking to people and trying to get these signings through the door. I think that the main issue that is plaguing them at the moment is that a lot of clubs don’t want to lose players early in the window for whatever reason – whether it’s they need replacements or they’re asking for too much money.”
The Verdict: Improvements still needed
With seven teams in and amongst the battle for Premier League survival at present, the Old Gold will need to do all they can to ensure safety.
Lopetegui will know this and it would be no surprise if he’s planning potential coups very carefully, as he would be a big factor in attracting high-quality players himself given his past achievements.
The Spaniard has an impressive managerial CV having been in charge of Real Madrid, Porto, Sevilla and the Spanish national team, while he picked up a Europa League title with Sevilla – beating Wolves along the way.
With a track record like that and the opportunity to play Premier League football, we think a number of players could be enticed with a move to Molineux, so there is cause for optimism with two-thirds of the window remaining – particularly when bearing in mind Keen’s claim that Wolves are indeed working hard behind the scenes.
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