Wolves legend Kenny Hibbett says new boss Bruno Lage needs at least four quality players through the door this summer.

He told the Express and Star that Lage should sign a pair of new midfielders, a central defender and a striker.

Lage prefers a 4-4-2 formation, which provides question marks over the likes of Conor Coady’s position.

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The club captain has thrived in a back three, and Hibbett also said he’ll watch with interest to see how his position develops next season.

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“He’s got to look for a top striker, two more midfield players, and I’d certainly bring a centre-back in,” he said.

“I’d want a defender who’s strong, great in the air. It’ll be interesting to see whether Conor Coady plays as a sweeper, or if the new manager goes with three at the back.

“But from a transfer perspective, you’ve got to be looking at four players. I’d like to see a strong lad at the back, two energetic midfield players who are busy, can get forward and score goals, and another striker.


“It’s about bringing in four quality players, at least.”

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Can Wolves afford a summer spree?

All the noises coming out of the club are that Wolves will have to sell players to generate funds to bring others in.

If they want to get four through the door, they’ll either have to get a huge fee in, or sell a few first.

That would be fairly counter-intuitive, and the spree that Hibbitt is recommending won’t come cheap at all.

One way for Lage to flesh out his squad might be by looking at players who were out on loan last season, like Dion Sanderson and Rafa Mir.

Of course those players could also be sold to raise funds for new arrivals.

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