Wolves are yet to make a move in the transfer window this month, but behind the scenes, the decision-makers at the club feel rather relaxed about the situation, according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers.
The west Midlands outfit crashed out of the FA Cup earlier this week following a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in their third-round replay at Old Trafford, which ignited fears over the remainder of the season.
Plenty of fans were dismayed at the lack of activity as many pointed out just how weak their bench was with both Fosun and Kevin Thelwell coming in for criticism.
However, patience may be needed if Spiers’ comments are indeed accurate as he suggests that the club are doing all they can to find the right players to bolster Nuno Santo’s squad.
I say this not to try and appease fans or be a cheerleader, far from it, imo their bench is a real weakness at the moment.
But behind the scenes I'm told they're having daily meetings about a long list of targets and they feel relaxed about the situation with 2 weeks to go.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) January 16, 2020
Panic has struck at Molineux in the past week, and quite rightly as the squad looks thinner than ever.
There were two academy players on the bench at United, while there was a place for Morgan Gibbs-White who had only just returned from a spell on the sidelines recently.
The sale of Patrick Cutrone to Fiorentina, Jesus Vallejo returning to parent club Real Madrid and Ruben Vinagre picking up a hamstring injury has emphasised the pressing need for additions this month.
But time is increasingly running out with just two weeks remaining.
Although, this update from Spiers could provide some encouragement as it is clear the club is trying to bolster the squad before the end of the transfer window.
Wolves have been linked to names across the globe since the turn of the year from Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar, to Ecuadorian striker Leonardo Campana and even into the Championship with Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen and Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham reported too.
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These two weeks could be season-defining for the club – failure to add strength and depth will put them at risk from suffering through injuries, suspension and burnout, whereas adding further options will hand Nuno a healthy boost given they want to break the top-six in the Premier League and advance in the Europa League knockout stages.