The Athletic’s Tim Spiers has claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers are unlikely to sign anyone during the January transfer window.
In the summer, the Old Gold sunk a whopping £74.52m on incomings and sealed the arrival of six players permanently and two on loan (per Transfermarkt).
Recruitments were brought in in the goalkeeper, left-back, centre-back, right-back, central midfield and centre-forward positions.
However, with injuries to key players, the Old Gold currently look light in several positions, particularly in attack, which prompted the recall of Patrick Cutrone and Morgan Gibbs-White from their loans.
During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers discussed Wolves’ plans for the transfer window and claimed they are not eyeing any deals.
He said: “They’ve had a look at it for a month, after [Raul] Jimenez was injured, in terms of looking at who’s out there and who might be available.
“Once the window’s open, they’ve spent a week trying to recruit a couple of targets, I think they’ve immediately hit a few cul-de-sacs, a few dead ends.
“I think they’ve looked at [the bench against Brighton] and thought, ‘Okay, god, these are our players, we need to improve the bench right now,’ which is a sensible decision.
“From what I understand, the plan right now is not to sign anyone, they’re not looking to bring anyone in. I think they’ve seen that there’s not much value in the market.
“In their defence, it’s probably the worst January you could imagine.
“January’s always hard, if you add in the new rules surrounding Brexit and you add in the [pandemic] situation, it’s a disgusting, horrible market to buy in or loan in this month.”
TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about transfers…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that Wolves are not planning on making any signings this month due to the struggles clubs are facing.
Could Wolves be sucked into a relegation battle if they do not sign anyone this month?
No, we still have enough
Yes, we don't have enough
While it is difficult for Wolves, they only have one natural left-winger, no right-wingers and two strikers available in their current first-team squad due to injuries.
So, while the current market may not be ideal, it seems that Wolves’ squad is crying out for some investment.