Wolves may have their work cut out this summer as they strive to get back on track after a dismal campaign that saw them finish in 13th place.
Nuno Santo failed to engineer a top-half place and then left his job over limited finances.
As a result, Bruno Lage may have his work cut out in the transfer window. He is faced with the potential of Ruben Neves and Adama Traore leaving for pastures new but he should at least have Raul Jimenez back.
The Mexican hasn’t been seen since fracturing his skull in a sickening clash of heads with David Luiz last November.
Jimenez has fortunately made a full recovery but will have to don protective headgear for the rest of his career.
It’s unknown whether the forward will rediscover the immense form he’s shown during his time at Molineux and if he doesn’t, Lage will need to find a new attacker.
Fabio Silva is still very raw while a return for Willian Jose is unlikely after his one goal spell at Wolves in the back half of 2020/21.
One player the Old Gold were linked with earlier this year was Gent striker Roman Yaremchuk.
West Ham have since registered an interest in Yaremchuk and after his dominant displays at Euro 2020, it’s easy to see why.
The 25-year-old scored in Ukraine’s opening match against an imperious Netherlands defence and then bagged a second goal of the tournament during his country’s win over North Macedonia.
Taking to Twitter after that strike, journalist Zach Lowy said: “Roman Yaremchuk has had a phenomenal tournament so far. Definitely going to get a move to a top 5 league soon.”
If Wolves act quickly then it could be Lage and the Molineux faithful enjoying his performances next season.
A tall figure at 6 foot 3, the attacker is capable of bullying defenders and towering high above the opposition.
For such a tall individual, he possesses plenty of athleticism. You could see that in the way he raced away from the North Macedonia defence on Thursday afternoon, bursting through on goal and then sliding the ball into the back of the net with supreme confidence.
Yaremchuk isn’t afraid of the big stage and the way in which he uses seismic frame gives us plenty of Jimenez vibes. He can dribble – attempting four take-ons v North Macedonia – and he can win physical situations, prevailing in 100% of his aerial battles against the Netherlands.
The Mexican has enjoyed enormous success in England with a similar playstyle so the Ukraine international could have parallel success. Lage must bring him to the Midlands.