Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has conducted an extensive interview with The Athletic.

He spoke about a range of subjects, including Wolves’ transfer business during the summer.

Wolves went into transfer deadline day seeking a new central midfielder and a new centre-half.

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They came away with neither and Shi was asked about that.

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“Through the whole window, we were working collaboratively with Bruno every single day, trying 20 or 30 targets overall, but the coach was unsure about two-thirds of them,” said Shi.

“He didn’t think they were better than our squad. From a coach’s view, if he has those three or four top players, something special can happen.

“He’s spot on, I totally agree with that and I appreciate the ambition. But the market has been very difficult to acquire top players.

“People ask why did Wolves leave all their targets until the final day…it’s not the truth. All the targets on the last day weren’t totally ideal targets. We’d been working for several months on ideal top targets.”

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Perhaps the question should be asked why Wolves missed out on their top targets in advance of the deadline.

It’s clear that the comments haven’t done too much to dampen the frustration some fans are feeling about the way the window ended.

Here’s how they went down with some Old Gold supporters on Twitter as Wolves gear up to return to Premier League action against Watford on Saturday:

 

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