Date: 24th March 2021 at 10:50am
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Tim Spiers has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast about all things relating to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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To kick off this quiz on Romain Saiss, what squad number does the defensive midfielder currently wear for the Old Gold?

One of the topics that he spent a bit of time on was transfers, and he revealed what he expects from the Old Gold in the summer transfer window.

Wolves have had a poor season compared to the two previous campaigns and find themselves sat in mid-table, 13 points off the top six.

However, if fans were expecting Wolves to spend a lot of money this summer, then they might be disappointed.

Spiers said: “I would not expect a huge amount of net spend this summer. I don’t think that’s financially viable, and knowing the way that Fosun work, they’re so careful, they’re not going to splash the cash and push the boat out.

“However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t bring in some top players. As just mentioned, they can bring in about £30-40m from deadwood at least, and they may look to sell one of their first-team players to reinvest into the team elsewhere.

“As you said, they need a centre-half; they’re crying out for a midfielder, they’ll need to bring a striker in, I think, to compliment Jimenez and .”

Do you agree with Spiers?

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TIF Thoughts on Wolves’ potential transfer plans…

This seems to suggest that Wolves will not be spending too much in the summer unless they sell, which could be the same for a lot of clubs because of the pandemic.

However, it is clear to see where Spiers thinks that Wolves should be looking to strengthen.

The prime example has been the injury to Raul Jimenez – since November’s win over Arsenal where the Mexican was injured, Wolves have scored just 17 league goals, when last season, he scored 17 on his own.

Silva has tried to fill in but considering he only made 21 senior appearances before Wolves signed him from Porto, it is perhaps no surprise he has struggled to replace Jimenez, with just two league goals to his name.

Since Willian Jose has come into the team, though he hasn’t scored, results have improved, so you can see why Wolves potentially need a striker, among other additions.

We will certainly be watching on with interest to see what the Old Gold decide to do in the summer transfer window.