It was a disappointing transfer deadline day for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The club did not make a single new signing on Tuesday.

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That was despite links to a few players, the most exciting of which arguably was Renato Sanches.

Sven Botman, Duje Caleta-Car and Kieffer Moore were all mentioned.

But there were no incomings and Bruno Lage must now work with a fairly small squad.

Some supporters have real sympathy for the new head coach, and some were even left concerned he could walk as a result of not being properly backed.

He could perhaps be forgiven for feeling annoyed with Fosun.

Only a few days before deadline day, he spoke about the need for new faces.

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But according to Sky Sports reporter and lifelong Wolves fan Johnny Phillips, Lage is not angry.


He said (Express & Star): “Last week Bruno Lage was talking about signing more ‘top players’, but any suggestion he is unhappy with the situation is misplaced.

“Fosun have given him an opportunity he would not have been offered elsewhere in the Premier League and he knows it.”

He goes on to mention that keeping Ruben Neves and Adama Traore were big deals.

Lage has the right to feel frustrated

Wolves may well have given Lage a big opportunity in his managerial career.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t or shouldn’t feel slightly frustrated at the end of his first transfer window.

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He’s got the team playing some brilliant stuff.

Results have been unfortunate, but he’s implemented an entertaining style.

Hopefully, Wolves can get their season up and running after the international break, and the 45-year-old will quickly set about proving himself to Fosun.

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