The dying embers of a summer transfer window are always carnage and for Wolverhampton Wanderers, they will find that out in the coming days.
The Old Gold still have a number of deals to complete before the market slams shut next Tuesday.
Wolves are interested in signing a plethora of players before the deadline with a central defender topping their list.
Also at the height of their agenda will be keeping Ruben Neves at the club. The midfielder has been linked with the exit door for the vast majority of the summer but Bruno Lage now anticipates him to stay.
However, they may have to fight off late interest from Juventus. That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport who suggest they want to do a swap deal involving Aaron Ramsey.
If Wolves swapped an injury-prone 30-year-old for a midfielder who is still yet to reach his prime then questions would have to be asked of Jeff Shi and co.
That being said, there would be worse deals the Old Gold could negotiate this summer.
After all, Ramsey seems to fit the bill when it comes to replacing Joao Moutinho in the Wolves ranks.
The Portuguese maestro is now 34 and past his best but he gave us a timely reminder of his immense qualities when the Molineux outfit dispatched Nottingham Forest 4-0 in midweek.
Though, he has already been tipped to start winding down his football with Tim Spiers suggesting last term that it would be his last as a regular in the side.
As such, luring Ramsey to the club does make a degree of sense. Capped 67 times by Wales, the former Arsenal man has Premier League experience in abundance and has been described as “outstanding” by Martin Keown.
He also offers similar qualities to Moutinho. Despite having more energy in his younger legs, the Welshman offers creativity in the final third but a protective screening in front of the back four.
Famed for scoring 16 goals in a single campaign when Arsenal ended their trophy drought, it was in Arsene Wenger’s final season that he became more disciplined in the middle of the park.
During the 2017/18 campaign, he won 1.5 tackles per game in the top-flight and 2.2 tackles per match in European competition.
Compare that to Moutinho and the similarities are clear. He was successful with 2.3 challenges per game in the Premier League last term.
With Moutinho ageing and Ramsey having plenty of experience in his locker, he wouldn’t be the worst signing. They would, however, be mad to swap him for Neves.