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3 former Lopetegui players Wolves have got to consider signing

It won’t be long now until the January transfer window is open, and Wolves need to get busy.

It has been a poor start to the new season, with Wanderers sitting bottom of the Premier League after 16 games.

Many players have underperformed, and new manager Julen Lopetegui has a big job on his hands.

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The Spaniard will likely be expecting those at boardroom level to deliver him some players in January transfer window.

Arguably, he wouldn’t have taken the job had he not been given some assurances about strengthening the squad.

We have already had reports linking Lopetegui with Marcos Acuna from Sevilla. And here are three other former Lopetegui players Wolves should perhaps be targeting…

Youssef En-Nesyri – Sevilla

En-Nesyri is a striker at Sevilla, and is currently on duty with Morocco at the World Cup.

Wolves are really in need of bringing in a new centre-forward following the season-ending injury to Sasa Kalajdzic. Raul Jimenez has also had fitness problems this season, and Diego Costa is not the same player he was at Chelsea.

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No player scored more goals for Lopetegui at Sevilla than En-Nesyri, who at the age of 25, is a good age for Wolves to be considering him

The club need someone who is younger than the current options, but still has a solid amount of experience under his belt.

Nacho Fernandez – Real Madrid

Fernandez was actually linked with Wolves a few weeks ago, and it is hard to see how this would be anything but a brilliant signing.

Fernandez has never actually been a regular starter at the Bernabeu. But he is widely regarded as an extremely useful squad player for them and a great professional.

Whenever he comes into the side, he tends to be rock wherever he plays. And he has the capacity to play anywhere in defence.

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Fernandez is a leader, and Wolves offloaded too many of those types in the summer.

While Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman do have great potential as a centre-back pairing, it does just feel as though Wolves need an experienced centre-back to come in.

Lopetegui knows Fernandez from his brief stint at Real, and the 32-year-old would be an excellent addition on a cut-price deal. It’s just a case of whether he would trade fighting for the title in Spain for potentially battling relegation in England.

Danilo – Juventus

Juventus have been in the headlines in recent days, with their whole board resigning as an investigation is taking place regarding their transfer activity.

The club is being investigated for ‘presenting false accounting information to investors and producing invoices for non-existent transactions’ (via BBC Sport).

It is possible that sanctions could be imposed, and possibly even points deducted.

The club may well need to offload some players, and Wolves should perhaps be seeing whether there is a chance to sign right-back Danilo.

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Both Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto have really struggled this season. But Danilo has been one of Juve’s best performers over in Serie A.

The 31-year-old, who is currently with Brazil at the World Cup but injured, has the capacity to play on the right and on the left, as he did a few times for Manchester City a few years back.

Lopetegui worked with him years ago when he was the head coach at FC Porto and so, perhaps he might fancy linking up with him again. Wolves need to bring in experienced players and Danilo is certainly that. He is also a winner.