The Lowdown: Cunha’s signing
On Christmas Day, Wolves completed the long-awaited signing of Cunha from Atletico Madrid on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy of £44m.
The Brazilian had been strongly linked with a move to Molineux in the weeks leading up to the January transfer window, but they finally confirmed their man ahead of its opening.
With the player not able to be registered until the transfer window officially opened, the 23-year-old was forced to watch from the stands as his new side lost 1-0 to Manchester United on New Year’s Eve.
The Latest: Keen’s wish
With the new big-money signing in the crowd for the clash, Keen questioned on the E&S Wolves Podcast why he wasn’t unveiled on the pitch beforehand.
“I do think Wolves missed a trick in not unveiling Cunha.
“If they were able to do it, I do think they missed a trick in not bringing him out 10, 15 minutes before kick-off, get the crowd going. I think that would’ve been perfect.
“He was there, he was very smartly dressed in a suit and watching from the stands, so potentially an opportunity missed, there.”
The Verdict: Wolves will regret it
With so much hope and expectation surrounding Cunha’s arrival, you can only imagine the atmosphere levels in the ground if the fans were to catch a glimpse of their new man.
As it was, the visitors clinched all three points in an encounter void of considerable quality and excitement, which begs the question of how different the game would’ve panned out had the home fans been on their feet prior to kick-off.
The eight-cap Brazil international has a lot of expectations on his shoulders with Wolves only climbing off the foot of the table a week prior, so Cunha will be looked at by the club and fans alike to be their catalyst for survival.