Date: 19th May 2021 at 12:05pm
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On the latest edition of The Molineux View podcast, journalist Tim Spiers has been discussing all things related to Wolves following their defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Old Gold remain slumped in 12th spot in the table following the defeat in , with closing their deficit between ’s side to just one point.

Will Wolves push for Europe again next season?

Yes

Yes

No

No

One topic of discussion on the podcast was Wolves’ transfer plans for the upcoming summer window.

Wolves spent a total of £74.52m last summer on a total of five players, with young striker costing them the most at £36m (via Transfermarkt).

Discussing how Wolves will approach this summer’s window, Spiers revealed what Espirito Santo had said previously in regard to their stance on signing players this summer.

He said: “From what I gather, there’s a real focus on the first XI this year, and therefore the squad.

Two things in terms of philosophy to point out. One, the philosophy of having a small squad will change. And we have discussed that in recent weeks. They want a larger squad.

“Two, the philosophy of signing younger players won’t change and Nuno was adamant on that on Friday; that is a key aspect of the club’s philosophy. I asked him that they had six teenagers in the squad against Brighton and they’ve got the third-youngest squad in the league – will that average age be raised? And he said it’s just not as simple as that.  

“But there is still a massive focus on signing young players and improving them and selling them on for profit.”

TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments…

It is clear Wolves have struggled immensely this season as a result of injuries plaguing their squad. It has not just been small niggles, either – Raul Jimenez being the main example with their striker missing the majority of the season as a result of the horrific head injury he suffered in November.

However, with those players hopefully returning for the start of next season, Wolves will be looking to add to their squad to prevent another crisis like the one they have endured this season as a result of .

If Wolves are looking to fine-tune their starting XI as well as strengthening the squad, would this make Wolves capable of pushing for a spot in Europe? Only time will tell.

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