Date: 28th May 2021 at 10:45am
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Football insider has been sharing some details on the current situation at Wolverhampton Wanderers in terms of their finances and potential transfers ahead of the upcoming summer window. 

This comes after Crook made an appearance on talkSPORT’s White & Jordan show where he spoke about a range of topics concerning a variety of football clubs.

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On the subject of Wolves, who are looking to hire a new manager after Nuno Espirito Santo’s recent departure, Crook had this to say about what the summer could hold for the club. (7.35)

He said: “What we do know is that whoever comes in at this moment in time isn’t going to have a particularly big transfer war chest to rebuild that team.

“That’s why they’re open to offers for Ruben Neves, although I think the reported £35 million valuation might be a bit short, nearer £45 million I think it would take to prise him away he also has been linked with Arsenal and Rui Patricio, I’m being told, is very much on the wanted list of a certain Jose Mourinho, talkSPORT’s Jose Mourinho at Roma so could they cash in on him as well to give whoever the new manager is going to be, funds?”

TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments on Wolves and the summer transfer window…

The 2020/21 Premier League campaign saw the Old Gold end up in 13th place with 45 points after winning 12, drawing nine and losing 17 throughout the season (per BBC Sport).

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Given how their latest Premier League season has played out, the fact that they have numerous players out of contract in the summer and the fact that they are now on the search for a new permanent manager, all this points to a very busy summer at Molineux, which is very much needed, in our view.

Taking into account what Crook said about potentially selling some current Wolves players to then fund some new incoming transfers, with Transfermarkt listing Ruben Neves as Wolves’ most valuable player with a market value of £45 million, which is the figure that Crook mooted during his appearance on talkSPORT, it would make sense for the club to sell him to get some funds in this summer.

However, it could therefore be argued that selling Neves or their No 1 goalkeeper will lead to significant changes at Wolves ahead of the new season.

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