The message throughout Wolves’ summer so far has been that the club needs to sell to buy players.

That might confuse and frustrate some fans, given Fosun’s backing of the club and the spending in previous windows.

But the Athletic have shed some light on the situation and say that the situation boils down to one simple principle.

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Fosun want Wolves to be self-sufficient. They don’t want to be pumping money in relentlessly.

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Interestingly, they also report that Wolves are talking to potential new investors.

The hierarchy at the club are looking long-term, at creating a top-six club, capable of bringing in revenue via multiple streams.

That ties into a report from last month about how Wolves are planning to battle the Manchester clubs eventually.


The growth of the club has to be sustainable and that’s why it might be more long-term.

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Some fans might argue the flip side of this; that it’s all well and good to have a long-term vision but in the short-term, the side needs a centre-half.

And if they don’t get one, with the risk of a new manager coming in, the season ahead could bring more stagnation – or worse.

There’s certainly huge impatience in terms of the lack of signings coming in.

It looks like fans will have to wait until the likes of Rafa Mir and Owen Otasowie, as well as maybe Patrick Cutrone and Romain Saiss have been sold for new faces to come in, as frustrating as that may be.

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