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Wolves set to face electric star who was linked with summer Molineux switch

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Aston Villa this weekend.

The Premier League returns following the international break, and Bruno Lage is looking to oversee a third straight win.

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Victories over Southampton and Newcastle United have changed the picture a little for the club.

Currently, Wolves sit 12th in the table on nine points.

It was a frustrating start to the new season, with the team creating many chances but failing to put them away.

But things are slowly beginning to click, and beating Villa will certainly raise confidence.

Interestingly, Wolves could potentially be facing a player they were actually linked with a move for in the summer.

It was reported by 90min and then Bild that Wolves had an interest in Leon Bailey.

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The Jamaica international was said to be on Wolves’ transfer radar.

Shortly after those links though, the 23-year-old completed a move to Villa for a fee in the region of £25 million (BBC Sport).

And so far, it has been a bit of an underwhelming start for him.

Fitness issues have limited him to just three appearances so far. He has one goal and one assist.

Dean Smith is ‘hopeful’ the star can play some part against Wolves on Saturday (via Birmingham Mail). He has been struggling with a muscular injury.

Wolves can be pleased with who they signed instead

There was a slight tinge of disappointment for some Wolves fans when Villa confirmed they had signed Bailey.

After all, this was a player who had previously piqued the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

After missing out on Bailey though, Wolves went ahead and loaned in Hwang Hee-chan, who looks to really suit the Premier League.

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Prior to the Bailey links, Wolves also landed Francisco Trincao, who has offered some exciting glimpses.

The wingers look set to do good things for Wolves this term, and hopefully between them they can ensure there will be zero regrets over the Villa man.

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