In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who made 561 appearances for Wolves, admits he is not convinced that Wolves should make Willian Jose’s loan deal a permanent one, insisting it has been a try before you buy for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Jose is still yet to get off the mark for Wolves this season after arriving from Real Sociedad on loan in January, however, Bull believes this is down to the lack of service he’s receiving.
Bull believes Jose’s future depends on how Raul Jimenez is once he is back after he sustained a fractured skull earlier in the season, and if the Mexican doesn’t hit the ground running the Wolves legend thinks it may be wise to keep the Brazillian in the Midlands.
Speaking on Willian Jose’s future and what potential headache Nuno Espirito Santo could have if he has both Jimenez and Jose, Bull told FFC exclusively:
“It’s good going down this path of getting them in on loan because you can try before you buy.
“If Nuno’s got two big strikers on the bench worth a lot of money both of them can’t get a chance in the side.
“If he does go back then he’s served his purpose and done his job. Yeah, he hasn’t scored the goals we wanted but that’s been down to a lack of service. We’ll see what Jimenez is like when he comes back first before deciding.
“You always need two or three strikers because the Premier League is a deadly and horrible place to be.”
Nuno Espirito Santo will know Wolves are all but safe from relegation so may feel he can take some pressure away from both Fabio Silva and Willian Jose for the end of the season.