Sometimes, football clubs are faced with tough decisions when it comes to selling players.
Poor form, injury concerns and players’ contracts running down are all factors that clubs will look at when transfer windows are open.
Ideally, Wolves would not be offloading any players in January.
But the aforementioned things mean the club need to at least be considering offloading some individuals.
It has been an awful year for centre-back Willy Boly.
The star got Covid-19 earlier in 2021 and really impacted his form as Wolves limped to the finish line in 2020/21.
And he has really struggled to simply stay fit in 2021/22.
He actually came into the season injured when he picked up a hamstring issue in pre-season.
And recently he had a setback causing him to miss a handful of games earlier this month.
Boly’s injury record has never been particularly good, and Wolves might want to consider selling before his value totally plummets. But only if a replacement can come in.
Trincao is only on loan at Wolves and do have an option to buy the player at the end of the season. But Wolves should consider letting him head back to Barcelona.
He has been really inconsistent so far, and has struggled to convince the masses at Molineux.
Hwang Hee-chan looks a better fit for English football on the evidence so far.
Wolves have Pedro Neto to return around mid-January. That could really impact his minutes in the second half of the season.
New Barcelona manager Xavi is reportedly keen to take him back.
If Wolves see another forward they like the look of, then perhaps the club should consider sending Trincao back and getting some compensation in the process.
The only reason Traore’s name appears here is because of the potential for Wolves to lose him for far less than his true worth.
The winger has just 18 months remaining on his contract.
There hasn’t been any movement on a new contract, leading to speculation he could be looking to move on.
If Wolves get the sense their £18 million signing isn’t going to extend, then sadly the club need to consider selling while his value is still relatively high.
It would be a shame, because Traore really is unlike any other player in world football.
But if the player has his heart set on an exit, then Wolves have to be smart.