Rumours have been flying around about why Nuno Espirito Santo decided to leave Wolves, and a lack of funding this summer appears to be the main reason, something Wolves legend Steve Bull can’t rule out.
Wolves spent heavily last summer on a few additions instead of spreading the money across improving the whole squad and both Nelson Semedo and Fabio Silva have not delivered this season despite costing a combined total of £63 million.
After Nuno’s squad was rocked by injuries throughout the campaign he was eager to add some much-needed reinforcements, something the Fosun group were not as happy about, throwing in the expected sale of Ruben Neves for £35 million and the picture becomes a lot clearer as to why he left.
The Wolves faithful will be disappointed if a lack of funding was what forced Nuno to leave and think he couldn’t take the club forward with the squad he has, and that’s something Bull believes can’t be ruled out as he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:
“We’ve done a lot of loan deals over the last two seasons and some of them have paid off but others haven’t. I’d like to see a lot more permanent signings coming into the club.
“The supporters just want success and the only way you achieve that is through spending money, and whether Fosun refused to give Nuno money, who knows?”
The Fosun’s apparent lack of willingness to give Nuno the financial backing he required may have something to down with them attempting to buy Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
If money isn’t going to be widely available at Molineux this summer then they may have to rely on Jorge Mendes’ contacts and ability to get young Portuguese players into the Premier League on loan deals.