With the transfer window right around the corner, the top brass at Wolves will be meticulously considering how they can strengthen the squad.
After all, this has been a poor campaign by the Old Gold’s high standards, finishing well out of the reckoning for a place in Europe.
After a dismal campaign that’ll see Wolves finish in the bottom half of the Premier League, Nuno Santo and Jeff Shi are deciding to switch up their recruitment policy.
That’s according to Tim Spiers of The Athletic who revealed on Tuesday that Wolves will now be focusing on bolstering the first XI and expanding the senior squad.
The Old have made a sprinkling of first-team additions in recent years but the vast majority of their recruitment has been centred around strengthening the academy.
Wolves are now changing their trail of thought in a bid to keep up with the demands of an entire season.
It comes after Nuno issued the following statement last month: “We have to change our philosophy so we can be better prepared for what’s coming in front of us. We need to prepare and plan better.”
He added: “We still believe there’s a balance and I’ll look to avoid having players if I don’t totally trust them. We have to find the right balance.”
After the diabolical events of this season, the news that Wolves will be looking to strengthen the starting XI is news that should leave supporters buzzing for what’s to come this summer.
After all, they’ve been pillaged by injuries throughout the 2020/21 and need far more options in their ranks.
Jonny is currently undergoing rehabilitation on a second ACL injury of the season while they’ve been missing Raul Jimenez since November.
The Mexican is now nearing a return but with a fractured skull ruining his campaign, the Old Gold have suffered from a lack of goals.
Willy Boly has had his fitness and illness concerns with Marcal also missing a big portion of the second half of the season.
Throw a variety of injuries to Daniel Podence into the equation and they’ve been running with a very small squad.
Nuno has always preferred to work with a smaller group of players but this term has told him he needs to ditch that philosophy.
Neto has stepped up to the plate admirably and is the club’s top scorer but that’s with just a handful of goals.
If Wolves genuinely have desires of returning to the Europa League and breaching the Premier League’s top six, they need to spend their money more wisely and build a better squad of players.
With injuries aplenty, they’ve had to rely on individuals who Nuno struggles to trust.
Therefore, it will be pleasing to the Molineux crowd to know their strategy is going to change. Wolves are doing the right thing by ditching their failed methods.