Robbie Savage has named the one issue facing Wolves this summer, per BBC 606 (February 23rd, 2:21).
The Midlands club are enjoying a fine run thus far this season and sit in eighth in the Premier League table.
They are just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and there is also the prospect of the fifth-placed team qualifying for the Champions League this season, after Manchester City were banned from next season’s competition.
They are also going strong in the Europa League, where they lead Espanyol 4-0 after the first leg of their Round of 32 clash.
Savage, though, believes that Wolves could struggle to keep hold of their major stars this summer after such an impressive season.
He said: “Wolves are doing incredible this season, the Europa League, they’ve got a chance of Champions League through that.
“I think Wolves have got a better chance of finishing in a Champions League spot than Arsenal.
“The big thing for Wolves would be could they keep hold of the likes of (Raul) Jimenez, (Diogo) Jota and (Ruben) Neves if a big, big club in the Premier League come in for those players.”
This seems like something of an inevitability.
Wolves have been in excellent form for two seasons now, also finishing seventh in the league last term and reaching the FA Cup semi-final, and are a team that have a number of exciting players who could easily step up into the top six.
While Wolves do have healthy resources – they spent £106.3m in the summer per Transfermarkt – they would surely be unable to resist the likes of United, Liverpool, and Manchester City should they come knocking for their stars.
They do not operate on the same financial stratosphere as those three clubs and there are rich pickings in their squad. Savage may well be right.