When Nuno Santo left Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last summer there were plenty of questions that needed answering.
Could Wolves ever replicate what they’d achieved under the former goalkeeper and would Jeff Shi find the right manager to lead them forward?
The first question is still unanswered but in Bruno Lage, they’ve found a head coach capable of taking them into Europe.
He has stabilised the defence with the Old Gold conceding the fewest-highest goals in the top-flight and all they need now, are regular goalscorers.
The imminent return of Pedro Neto will no doubt help while luring Hwang Hee-chan to Molineux on a permanent basis would also help.
However, Wolves’ forward line arguably hasn’t been the same devastating machine since Raul Jimenez’s unfortunate injury and Diogo Jota’s departure.
But how can Wolves finally go about replacing him? Neto has done a solid job of it but sadly, Trincao has struggled to the heir in waiting this term.
The dazzling winger has struggled in English football and is yet to score in 16 Premier League outings. Fortunately, they may have their answer right up their sleeve.
The Midlands outfit have been linked with a rather remarkable swoop for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele and they could either sign him for free in the summer when his contract expires or at a cut-price fee this winter.
Plagued with inconsistency, he very much looks like a player in the ilk of Adama Traore. Blessed with pace and the ability to beat a player, he has also struggled for regular goals, netting just once this season.
However, it must be remembered that he’s just 24 and has a considerable amount of potential to be extracted from his locker.
With that in mind, bringing the £27m-rated French flyer to Wolves in 2022 would certainly be a good idea. If he can discover the sort of form that saw him earn a move to Barca in the first place, then he very much has the ability to finally replace Jota at Wolves.