Wolves’ summer window
Wolves made six signings during the summer transfer window.
Rayan Ait-Nouri’s move to England would be made permanent, after he had previously been at the club on loan.
Jose Sa was also brought in to replace the outgoing Rui Patricio, who joined Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Young talents Yerson Mosquera and Bendeguiz Bolla were the other two permanent signings on the part of the Midlands outfit, whilst Francisco Trincao and Hee-chan Hwang were also brought in on loan.
Despite a fairly active summer, though, Wolves also failed to strengthen in several key areas.
It seemed obvious that Bruno Lage and co. were looking to add a central midfielder to their ranks, with late moves for Renato Sanches of Lille and Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara touted.
However, neither transfer was ultimately pushed through on deadline day, with Wolves said to have decided against signing Sanches due to his injury issues.
Renato Sanches pursuit called off. Problematic injury issues the final straw.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) August 31, 2021
There were also reports on deadline day that Wolves wanted to sign Cardiff City striker Kieffer Moore, but that move did not happen either.
Why Wolves didn’t sign Botman
And, in news likely to disappoint many Wolves fans, it appears that the club attempted, and failed, to sign Sven Botman, too..
The Athletic report that Botman had all but agreed to join Wolves from Lille.
However, the sticking point was the fee. Wolves offered £25m, but Lille demanded around £10m more, with neither side having been willing to budge.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.