Former Wolves man Dave Edwards feels Bruno Lage needs reinforcements in midfield before the end of the transfer window.

Ex-Wales international Edwards knows what it takes to play in the Molineux engine room.

He told the Express and Star that Wolves need a player who can add energy in there and suggested Villarreal’s Etienne Capoue.

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“It feels like it’s been a short pre-season, with players coming back from the Euros late and not being able to get as much business done as they’d have liked,” said Edwards.

“I still think they are light on players. I think they need a more dynamic midfielder.

“[Ruben] Neves and [Joao] Moutinho are excellent ball-players, but (Wolves need) somebody to drive through the team with athleticism.


“Almost like when they had Alfred N’Diaye or an Etienne Capoue, who can carry the ball with presence. [Leander] Dendoncker does it to a degree but they need more in both boxes from him.”

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Capoue is 33 now, so perhaps it’s a stretch to say he could be the dynamic presence Wolves need.

He of course has extensive Premier League experience – 180 appearances to be exact – from his time with Tottenham and Watford.

Capoue is also coming off the back of a season where he won the Europa League with Villarreal, seeing off Manchester United in the final.

But the success of Unai Emery’s team came with a deep, cautious block and Bruno Lage wants a more proactive, energetic style this term.

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