The upcoming January transfer window could prove to be one of the biggest in Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ history.
The Old Gold have brought in Julen Lopetegui as their new manager and it seems as if the Spaniard will be targeting a number of new signings at Molineux, as he looks to stave off relegation to the Championship.
Wolves currently sit bottom of the Premier League after a woeful start to the season, which has seen them manage just eight goals in 15 top-flight appearances, while their defensive solidity from the 2021/22 campaign has completely abandoned them.
Unsurprisingly, the Midlands club are being linked with a plethora of names in the build-up to January, with Atletico Madrid duo Felipe and Matheus Cunha seemingly on the brink of joining in a combined deal.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke shared his views on the potential double signing in a recent interview with Football FanCast.
“They would be two massive signings if Wolves could get Cunha and Felipe in. Obviously, they are going to back the new manager Julen Lopetegui in the transfer market to try and help them climb away from trouble at the wrong end of the Premier League table.”
It is easy to see why Lopetegui is targeting a centre-back and a striker ahead of the January window.
Wolves have looked extremely suspect at the back with a partnership of Max Kilman and Nathan Collins, while a lack of depth in that position was seriously exposed when the latter was sent off earlier in the season, as neither of Toti or Yerson Mosquera possesses the necessary experience for a Premier League relegation battle.
Attack has certainly been the main problem for the Old Gold this season, as injuries to Sasa Kalajdzic, Pedro Neto and Raul Jimenez have left them incredibly short up front, while summer arrivals Goncalo Guedes and Diego Costa have done little to suggest they were worth bringing in.
Felipe and Cunha both have experience playing in the Champions League and at the top of La Liga with Atletico, so hopefully the two Brazilians can have a big impact at Molineux should they arrive next month.