Wolves supporters will have come into transfer window full of expectation as they aimed to make two eye-catching signings.
However, Bruno Lage has struggled to conclude anything of note as the Old Gold risk heading into the rest of the campaign with a small squad again.
That being said, the recruitment team at Molineux have rolled their socks up and now have a new target in mind in what is a fresh twist to the tale.
Taking to Twitter, talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook suggests they are searching for other solutions. He said: “Sanches move to Wolves looking difficult now. LCFC midfielder Hamza Choudhury has been mentioned to me as a possible viable alternative.”
The Wolves manager admitted over a week ago that Wolves were continuing to work with a depleted squad. Due to injuries and a lack of options, the Old Gold were working with just 15 senior players in training.
Therefore, any new signing is good news on deadline day as far as the Wolves boss is concerned.
Sanches would have been the icing on the cake judging by his immense potential, so to move for Choudhury instead will come as a bit of a disappointment.
That being said, it provides the club with another player with Premier League experience under their belt.
Choudhury hasn’t played much football in recent years but his profile suits the Wolves model – to buy young and develop for the future. He also suits the type of defensive midfielder they like to sign; take Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker for instance.
The England under-21 international is very assured in possession, completing 82.6% of his passes throughout his career to date.
Furthermore, the Leicester brute is also extremely strong in the tackle. During the 2018/19 campaign, for instance, he won a whopping 2.7 tackles per game.
If we compare that to Wolves’ squad last season, it’s a tally which would have usurped every regular starter.
That gives a brief glimpse into the potential he has and Lage will surely be delighted if he can get a deal across the line. It might not be Sanches but an extra body will still be useful for the Midlands club.