How Wolves could line up against Leicester in August
Bruno Lage New Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers Tours Molineux
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How Wolves could line up against Leicester in August

Wolverhampton Wanderers have already been linked with many players this summer.

There has been a lot of transfer talk, and fans are keen to see who might be coming into the club on the watch of new manager Bruno Lage.

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Wolves have actually already made one addition.

Yerson Mosquera joined last week in a £4.5 million deal from Atletico Nacional.

It’s been claimed the South American will not be an immediate starter. But he will work closely with the first-team and hopefully break through later on in the season.

In an ideal world, Wolves will be bringing in another centre-half with experience, a midfielder or two and perhaps one more forward, with Pedro Neto set to miss the start of 2021/22 through injury.

Here’s how Wolves’ starting XI may look against Leicester City on August 14.

Rui Patricio continues to be linked with AS Roma, and it’s been claimed Jose Sa will be his replacement if the veteran does depart.

Rayan Ait-Nouri caught the eye last season whilst on loan, and it would be no surprise if the club moved to sign him up permanently.

It feels as though there is a reasonable chance, with Jonny Castro Otto injured and Ruben Vinagre being linked with Sporting and Benfica.

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If it is to be a back four, and history tells us that’s what Lage likes, then one does wonder what that means for Conor Coady.

The captain has proven he can play in one, but if James Tarkowski joins then that could make regular starts in defence quite tricky for the England international.

Joao Palhinha has been heavily linked with a move to Molineux following a tremendous season with Sporting CP, who won the league title.

The £26 million-rated enforcer would be a brilliant coup, and is supposedly a priority signing for Wolves. He’d be perfect as a midfielder anchor and an excellent replacement for the exit-linked Ruben Neves.

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Vitinha could potentially be bought by Wolves.

The decision hasn’t yet been taken, but he showed glimpses of real quality last term, and his recent performances for the Portugal U21s have been excellent.

If Vitinha isn’t brought back, then perhaps the club could go for someone like Kang-in Lee.

Another Valencia star, Goncalo Guedes, has also been linked with Wolves this summer.

Perhaps he’ll come in as that cover for Neto, although he’d probably be quite expensive.

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Finally, Raul Jimenez should be ready and raring to go for the Leicester game after his awful head injury.

Supporters cannot wait to see him in Old Gold again, and hopefully his return will prompt a turnaround in fortunes for the club after the struggles of 2020/21.