Former Wolves striker John Richards has expressed his excitement over the club’s transfer window.
The club completed six major signings in the extended summer window of 2020, spending around £88 million in the process.
Fabio Silva, Fernando Marcal, Vitinha, Nelson Semedo, Ki-Jana Hoever and Rayan Ait-Nouri have all come into the club, with Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty departing.
Ultimately, time will tell just how good a window it’s been for Wolves, with Silva, Vitinha and Ait-Nouri all little known entities right now.
One man who reckons the club can be pleased with their business is Richards, who scored 194 goals in 485 games between 1969 and 1983.
He told Express & Star: “I think it’s very exciting. The way things went was quite unexpected, with Doherty going.
“That was a bit of a surprise for a lot of people as he was a regular in the team.
“You have to give Nuno credit, though, as he’s always been good with signings. I just think it’s exciting.”
When asked which of the six deals has caught his eye, Richards was in no doubt.
“Who’d have thought not so many years ago that Wolves would be able to bring someone in from Barcelona, and that someone from Barcelona would want to come here,” Richards said in reference to Semedo, whose transfer reportedly totals £37 million with add-ons (BBC Sport).
It’s exciting, but some players will need time
Wolves have brought in some players with very exciting potential, but some additions are going to need patience from fans.
Silva in particular cost a lot of money and will need to bed in before we start to see what he’s all about.
Richards is probably quite right to point to Semedo as perhaps the most eye-catching addition.
The 26-year-old has probably been overpaid for realistically, but his marauding style is likely going to be perfect for that right wing-back role and he could genuinely be a really good replacement for the departed Doherty.