The Athletic’s Tim Spiers has recently aired his thoughts on what Wolverhampton Wanderers have to do in the remainder of the transfer window.
So far in the current window, the Old Gold have sealed the signatures of four players and spent £37.8m in the process (per Transfermarkt).
Fabio Silva was by far the most expensive of the quartet as Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit forked out £36m to seal his arrival from FC Porto.
For any remaining transfer business, Wolves have less than three weeks left to act as the window closes at 11 pm on 5th October (via Sky Sports).
So, in the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers discussed what he believed Espirito Santo would be focussing on before the closing date.
He said: “I think a right wing-back will be the priority still for the last few weeks, that was the last I’ve heard and I don’t see, particularly after [Monday night]’s evidence, that that will have changed.
“We’ll see where else he wants to bring in. I mean, there was no centre-half on the bench [against Sheffield United]. [Ruben] Vinagre and Oskar Buur were the two defenders, I think I’m right in saying, on the bench.
“So, you do wonder if he’ll want to bring someone in, but he doesn’t really do that. He doesn’t bring in players just to cover positions and to sit on the bench.
“We may see another departure or two, I wouldn’t be surprised on that front as well. There are still some senior players knocking around that’ll need to move on like [Roderick] Miranda, like [Leo] Bonatini, like Ryan Bennett.
“These guys are just not going to be involved and [there could be] a fair few more loan moves. There’s quite a lot of work to do in the next few weeks, but Nuno reiterated again [on Monday] after the game, he said the squad is not complete.”
As can be seen in what The Athletic’s reporter had to say, he clearly believes that it could be a busy period for Wolves prior to the end of the transfer window – particularly in terms of outgoings.
Do you agree that right wing-back should be a priority for Wolves before the end of the window?
Yes, we need a new one
No, it's not a priority
Certainly, in terms of incomings, with just 22-year-old Buur and 17-year-old Luke Matheson as right-sided defenders (per Transfermarkt), it is clear to see why Spiers stated that right wing-back was a “priority” position.
So, it will be interesting to see what business does happen at Molineux before 11pm on 5th October.