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Bruno Lage outlines his Wolves plans for January transfer window

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage wants the Wolves owners to sign three players in the January transfer window which will improve his squad.

The black and gold have a small squad and our Portuguese boss has constantly reiterated his desire to make additions.

With the January transfer window officially opening yesterday, the club’s head coach has revealed what he wants by the end of the month.

The 45-year-old wants an additional centre back with Romain Saiss heading to the African Cup of Nations tomorrow after the clash against Manchester United, and with question marks surrounding the fitness of Willy Boly and summer signing Yerson Mosquera.

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The former Benfica manager also wants one more winger and a different striker.

Speaking via the Express and Star, Lage said: “We need one centre-back. Also we can find one more winger and a different striker.

“We have two or three situations we can improve to better manage our squad.

“This is my desire and what I want, to see how the team can grow up with players.

“We need some players and some positions. I want more competition in the team. The main thing is the players that are injured are fit for Wolves.”

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However, Lage does not believe Hwang Hee-chan’s injury will impact the club’s pursuit to sign him permanently this month.

The South Korean forward has been a regular in the black and gold since making a season-long loan move from German giants RB Leipzig.

Wolves have a £14million option to sign the 25-year-old permanently in the summer, but it is understood Fosun have been keen for some time to conclude the deal in January.

Although Hwang is ruled out until February with a hamstring injury, Bruno Lage doesn’t believe his prolonged absence will have an impact on Wolves’ plans to sign him when asked the question.

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Lage said: ““In my opinion, no.

“He is an important player for us and I am very happy with him.

“It is hard when you are playing and then you can’t work with your team-mates, but they know these kind of things happen.

“Hwang is a big professional who has a good mentality, and he will be strong.”