Wolves currently occupy sixth place in the Premier League, some five points behind Chelsea who are the barrier into the top four.
The west Midlanders finished in seventh last campaign – their best-ever return from a top-flight campaign, so the natural progression is to beat that this time around.
In doing so, they will have to compete with the Europa League knockout stages as the season trundles towards the final run-in.
Nuno Santo can bolster Wolves’ chances by clinching the addition of the highly-rated Spaniard Dani Olmo, that’s if they can convince him to join the club as Barcelona also hold interest.
Sportske Novosti believe that Wolves could have been the English club that bid €25m (£21.2m) for him this month after holding an interest in him back in the summer.
Nuno’s switch to a 3-4-1-2 formation against Southampton hinted that the side could do with more options in the number ten role as winger Pedro Neto was used there instead when they came from behind to win on the south coast.
Morgan Gibbs-White is one attacking midfield option, but his overall career return is quite poor after scoring just the one goal in 65 appearances. He’s also only managed to provide one assist despite being utilised in every forward position possible, per Transfermarkt.
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Meanwhile, Olmo has eclipsed that this season alone with his rich vein of form resulting in eight goals and seven assists in just 22 matches, including a strike against Manchester City in the Champions League.
It is this sort of player that Wolves desperately need to add in order to bolster their claims of breaking into the top six in the Premier League as that’s when they begin to have a real shot at competing on Europe’s biggest stage.
The young prodigy has more than proven he can rise to the occasion too. Per WhoScored, the 21-year-old is averaging 2.2 shots, 1.8 tackles and 1 key pass per game in the Champions League for Dinamo Zagreb.
If Wolves do indeed want to keep progressing on an upward trajectory, then replacing fringe men like Gibbs-White with quality additions such as Olmo is going to become necessary.
While in other news, Wolves’ recent pursuit is proving just how desperate they are…