Wolves are unlikely to be too busy during transfer deadline day but if one move was on the cards, it’s now unlikely to happen.
Wolves’ sole signing in the winter window has been to bring Willian Jose to the Midlands from Real Sociedad on loan.
Though, another rumour that surfaced in the last week came from reports in Spain (via The Mirror). It stated that Nuno Santo’s men were one of a number of Premier League sides interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour on loan.
The report claimed that West Ham, West Brom, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace were all eyeing a move but David Ornstein has quashed those claims on Deadline Day.
He posted on The Athletic that Gilmour was set to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place under new manager Thomas Tuchel.
This should come as a huge blow to Wolves, a team who are in desperate need of signing a new midfield player.
This has been tipped as Joao Moutinho’s final campaign as a regular in Nuno’s XI but judging by his recent performances, Wolves should already be preparing his throne for a successor.
He hasn’t scored or assisted this season and he showed how off the pace he was during the 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace.
Moutinho was given a torrid afternoon by Ebere Eze as the Portuguese international was dribbled past on four occasions.
On top of that, he failed to provide a key pass or attempt a solitary dribble. That’s why a player of Gilmour’s quality must be signed. His performance against Krasnodar in the Champions League this term showed as much. He attempted four dribbles and played five progressive passes towards goal and with no Raul Jimenez to carry the load, Wolves need to be more creative.
Gilmour is an astute midfielder, one that could improve Wolves’ transition between defence and attack but it looks like he won’t be arriving at Molineux today.