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Dave Edwards wants to see another Joao Moutinho come in at Wolves, but accepts big names could be lacking this summer

Former Molineux midfielder Dave Edwards believes Wolves could be in for another quiet summer.

Wanderers have enjoyed a great season so far and currently sit eighth in the Premier League.

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European football might be a bit of a stretch now. But most fans would definitely have taken eighth place right at the start of the season.

Whatever happens from now until the end of the season, Lage has earned the right to be backed in the transfer window.

Whether that will be the case remains to be seen.

Edwards believes big names need to come through the door.

He reckons it is getting to that point now. And he would very much love to see another Joao Moutinho come through the door at Molineux.

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He said (Express & Star): “The health of the club is the most important thing and we have to understand Fosun is a worldwide business and worldwide economics are all over the place at the moment. That’ll affect them. Sellars said once Wolves reach the top flight it has to be sustainable.

“I know how fans work – I’m an ex-player and now a fan of the club. I want to see a Joao Moutinho come in again, it’s exciting! But when there was a massive clamour for centre-backs last summer, then Kilman might not have had his chance.”

Wolves’ modus operandi is admirable, but getting into Europe again will be tough

Wolves want to be a self-sufficient, well-run club, and that is obviously admirable.

Scott Sellars said in a recent interview that he wouldn’t bankrupt the club to finish a couple of places higher up the table.

But if the club are to bring European football back to Molineux, then some money will need to be spent on top players.

It is just the way it is.

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The big clubs will spend again to strengthen. So Wolves having an underwhelming summer could leave them way off the pace in terms of a challenge.

The recruitment team need to really come through when the next window opens.

There are players out there becoming free agents, and also players entering into the final years of their deals. Big money doesn’t necessarily have to be spent to still get top players in.