Wolves: Joe Edwards discusses the club’s recruitment policy

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The Express and Star’s Joe Edwards has recently discussed the recruitment policy that Wolverhampton Wanderers have.

Currently, the Old Gold’s squad is looking threadbare in several positions (via Transfermarkt).

Both left and right wing-back look to be a problem due to Jonny Otto’s unknown return date due to his knee injury and Matt Doherty’s departure for Tottenham Hotspur.

Furthermore, Wolves only have four players in the first-team squad which are capable of playing in the centre of midfield.

Then, in terms of out-and-out strikers, Nuno Espirito Santo only has one at his disposal that made a first-team appearance for the club during the most recent League season (per WhoScored).

So, in the latest episode of the E&S Wolves Podcast, Edwards discussed Wolves’ recruitment and the type of players they will be looking at bringing in.

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To kick-off this quiz on Nuno Espirito Santo on the hard side, which club was his first game on the touchline at Molineux against?

He said: “There was an interesting interview with John Marshall, who’s on the recruitment side, he did an interview with Wyscout on YouTube.

“[He talked] about the whole kind of recruitment policy at Wolves and the players that they target, and openly admitted that – we can read between the lines and know it – but they’re looking for players that are 20-25 mainly, I mean, they may stretch to 26 on the odd occasion, but the remit is players that are 20-25.

“[They look for] players that have an ability to learn a new system and be flexible and play in different positions. Those players, unfortunately, don’t grow on trees.

“It is frustrating and I think, personally, they should have a player through the door now really, but these things do take time.”

TIF Thoughts…

can be seen in what Edwards had to say, it is clear that Wolves do have a “remit” in terms of their recruitment policy and that perhaps makes it difficult to bring players in.

Do you think Wolves should have made a first-team signing this summer by now?

Yes, we should have

Yes, we should have

No, it's not essential

No, it's not essential

However, it would perhaps be understandable if Wolves fans were concerned after only seeing Matija Sarkic arrive on a free transfer from Aston Villa at Molineux so far this summer (per Transfermarkt).

It might be even more frustrating, especially when considering that the Old Gold’s 2020/21 League campaign is set to get underway shortly on 14th September against Sheffield United (per BBC).

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