Wolves endured a torrid time in the summer transfer window as the Old Gold struggled to bring in the players they wanted.
Bruno Lage’s first few months at the club were also marred by a lack of finances after spending £76.32m 12 months ago.
That being said, they did make some eye-catching additions. Wolves brought Trincao and Hwang-hee Chan to the club on loan; two players who will undoubtedly improve their forward ranks.
Yet, there were also near misses. Lage tried to sign Sven Botman from Lille and the player reportedly wanted the move but they ended up being priced out.
They also made a last-ditch attempt to land Renato Sanches from the same club. However, with the Portuguese injured for a period of time and the Molineux outfit unable to agree on a future fee to buy him, the deal collapsed.
Another player they tried to lure to English football was Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Athletic (via GIVEMESPORT) revealed the rather surprising news last week in a review surrounding the club’s transfer business.
What was least surprising, though, was that a move wasn’t agreed.
However, if they are serious about spending money going forward and lifting themselves towards European football again, then signing players like Milinkovic-Savic could take them to the next level.
After all, he’d be an immense upgrade on some of the options they already have in the middle of the park.
He once said: “He has remarkable attributes and you’ll not find another player in the world with that power, muscular structure and height combined with technique and tactical awareness.”
It’s evident to see just how many attributes the Serbian has at his disposal. Last season, Milinkovic-Savic scored eight goals and registered nine assists for Lazio in Serie A. Both of those numbers were better than anyone at Molineux.
Only Moutinho, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore, meanwhile, registered better stats for creativity.
However, if you combine those numbers with the Serbia international’s goal involvements, it’s clear to see just how big a presence he could be.
Signing him would be a major coup but they must revisit their interest in a few months time.