The Daily Mail reports that Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t happy with Fosun’s decision to have Wolves participate in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
Nuno’s pack will travel to China for the first time in the club’s history to face Newcastle United.
And Nuno isn’t relishing the prospect of travelling to foreign land.
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Nuno isn’t happy with Wolves’ participation in the Premier League Asia Trophy
Wolves will come up against Newcastle United in the Premier League Asia Trophy semi-finals on July 17. They could face either Manchester City or West Ham in the final just three days later.
Reaching the final means Wolves would only have five days to recover for the Europa League on July 25.
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Nuno and his players should easily beat the winner of the Crusaders vs. B36 Tórshavn brawl on July 13, but it’s still easy to see why Wolves’ Portuguese manager isn’t happy.
Fosun want Wolves to become exceedingly bigger in their native homeland of China, so they’ll no doubt see the Asia Trophy as a prestigious tournament.
Meanwhile, Nuno will be more concerned about the Europa League and how his players will only have a short respite if they reach the likelihood of competing against Man City on July 20.
Wolves should advance to the Europa League play-offs regardless, but Nuno’s side won’t find it easy against either Europa League prospect if they’re tired and lethargic.
In addition, an ever-growing concern is Wolves’ lack of movement this summer transfer window.
Fosun has been linked to an obscene amount of players so far, but they haven’t signed anyone unlike Manchester United, West Ham, and Aston Villa.
If Wolves are going to have another triumphant season and make waves in the Europa League, then Nuno sorely needs signings for depth, competition, and a plan B.
The Wolves board haven’t helped him so far with their zero signings and focus on China.