Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has had his say on the futures of three key players ahead of the summer transfer window.
With Wolves now pretty much safe, their win over Fulham last Friday putting them 12 points above the drop zone, attention can start being paid to this summer’s transfer window, who is going to be brought in, but perhaps just as importantly, who could be leaving.
Last summer was a pretty big one for them as they lost two big-name players in the form of Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty to Liverpool and Tottenham respectively. But speaking on the latest edition of the Molineux View podcast (37:55), Spiers felt that this summer’s potential outgoings would only be dictated by how much the club are willing to spend in return, and that he didn’t see a major overhaul taking place at the club:
“If they’re going to sell one of their three assets, then the three we’ve mentioned [Pedro Neto, Adama Traore and Ruben Neves] are the most sellable then it just depends how much they want to spend on the team. A revolution would be a big surprise this summer in terms of the transfer activity. It’s far more likely to be evolution and Nuno’s got a lot of calls to make in the summer and decisions to make on these players.”
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TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments about Wolves and their summer window plans
Spiers is right when he talks about the actions Wolves need to take this window. The truth is that a large part of their place in the table this season can be put down to losing their top two scorers from the last campaign in the form of Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota, and if they’d have just been able to rely on a few more goals at the top end, then things might not look so bad in the league table.
And they’ve got one of the younger squads in the division so the team is more or less set up for the next few years. They just need to make a few tweaks here and there rather than going through a major overhaul like Crystal Palace, for instance, who are in a concerning position due to the contract situation surrounding their players.
So if they don’t need to spend big, then they don’t need to sell big either, and that’s probably what is going to keep those players at the club for this summer at least.