Wolverhampton Wanderers didn’t sign anyone on transfer deadline day, and many fans are unhappy.
Bruno Lage spoke of the need for new faces to achieve good things this season.
His job has now been made much more difficult than it needs to be by the failures of the board and the recruitment officials.
Lage has a small squad, and there is always the potential for injuries.
Hopefully, the manager’s positive impact in terms of performance will soon translate to results.
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But he is certainly going to be tested.
While the summer transfer window has now closed, the free agent market could be an option for Wolves.
Here are a few players that could potentially come in to do a job:
39-cap Greece international Andreas Samaris is now unattached after leaving Benfica.
The midfielder made just short of 200 appearances for the Portuguese giants, and actually worked with Lage.
In total, he made 45 appearances under Lage.
A defensive-minded midfielder, Samaris could provide a bit of steel for Wolves.
He recently turned 32, so he could potentially be brought in as a squad rotation option.
Interestingly, he’s actually been linked with Wolves before (Record, May 2019). Could this be a chance for Samaris to finally pitch up at Molineux, and reunite with his old boss in the process?
Jack Wilshere has obviously had a lot of injury problems down the years.
But perhaps the former would be worth taking a chance on.
Maybe with careful management, he could be a decent little addition for Wolves.
He’s been maintaining his fitness by training with Serie B side Como (via Mirror), which shows he’s keen to hit the ground running for whichever club decides to take a chance on him.
Central defender Jemerson is a free agent now after his eight-month deal with Corinthians expired in June.
The Brazilian was one of the unsung heroes of the AS Monaco team that sensationally won the Ligue 1 title back in 2017.
In that title-winning season he played 34 league games, with Monaco finishing with the second-best defensive record.
Jemerson boasts Champions League experience, appearing 22 times in the competition. He also has two caps for Brazil.
His career has taken a bit of strange turn since those heights, but he’s still only 29 and certainly has lots of experience.
With Romain Saiss and Willy Boly set to go on AFCON duty in January, Wolves absolutely need a new centre-half.
Perhaps bringing in Jemerson now and allowing him a few months to settle would be a wise move.