Wolves were expecting an exciting transfer deadline day but that’s rather falling by the wayside after some disappointing news in the last few hours.
Bruno Lage is facing a battle to bring Renato Sanches to the club with a deal currently deadlocked.
Sadly, Wolves are also unlikely to sign Sven Botman from the same club; Lille.
The Dutch centre-back was set to be a pricy option for the Old Gold and one they ultimately couldn’t afford.
As a result, Lage is looking at other options in a bid to improve his defence. Wolves have been interested in signing Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo over the last few days and now a fresh update has emerged on that pursuit during deadline day.
According to the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (10.39am), the Molineux outfit have made an enquiry to sign the centre-back.
With Wolves’ new manager preferring a three-man backline since arriving in the Premier League, it’s evident they need to sign another central defender.
Their options so far this season have been limited due to injuries with Willy Boly missing the opening weeks of the campaign alongside new signing Yerson Mosquera.
The duo are now back in training but a first-class centre-back feels like the missing piece of the jigsaw for Wolves if they sign Sanches on top of their weekend addition in Hwang-hee Chan.
The 6 foot 5 brute would be a wonderful addition to their defensive line when you consider the issues that plagued them during 2020/21.
Wolves only kept two clean sheets in a run of league matches between October and February last term while they’ve failed to keep a top-flight shut out this term either.
Tosin was part of the Fulham side that got relegated last term but that shouldn’t deter Lage who would clearly be adding a very talented individual to their ranks.
His pass completion rate of 86.2% should also help Wolves build from the back and transition into their swashbuckling counter-attacking style with more ease.
After failing to lure Botman to the club, Tosin feels like their next best bet with little time in the window remaining.