Wolverhampton Wanderers could target another free-agent signing this summer, with centre-back Nathan Collins serving a three-match suspension after picking up a red card for violent conduct last weekend.
That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who was speaking to GIVEMESPORT about the latest news from Molineux going into the international break.
Bruno Lage now faces three games without one of his first-choice centre-backs, after Collins received a straight red for a challenge on Jack Grealish in the club’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.
The Portuguese manager now only has the inexperienced Toti Gomes and Yerson Mosquera available to play alongside Max Kilman over the three games, suggesting that he may look to add some more experience if possible.
And Jones believes that Wolves could yet again look to the free-agent market following the closure of the summer transfer window, much like they did to add Diego Costa to the squad earlier this month.
“It’s definitely a headache for them and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them make another Diego Costa type signing now,” Jones told GIVEMESPORT.
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments
We believe that Jones could be onto something, and that Wolves could look to the free agent market to add experienced cover at centre-back, following the club’s sale of Willy Boly to Nottingham Forest on deadline day.
The club have already looked at the free agent market for a centre-back following the closure of the transfer window, with Belgium international Jason Denayer being thought of as an option at Molineux, before they moved on from their interest earlier this month.
We think that Lage would ideally like to add some more experience to his backline, but as it stands his most likely solution is to play 23-year-old Toti Gomes, who has just four Premier League appearances to his name.