Just like last summer, transfer deadline day proved to be a quiet one for Wolves.
There were no incomings on the final day for business, with Wolves finishing January with three new additions.
Hayao Kawabe, Chiquinho and Jung Sang-bin all arrived earlier in the month, with Kawabe and Jung having gone on loan to Grasshoppers.
Frustratingly for some Wolves fans, there were no ‘significant’ additions.
Many had wanted to see the arrival of a new central midfielder. Bruno Lage only has Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker for that particular position.
In the end, the only news relating to a central midfielder was Bruno Jordao leaving the club to join Grasshoppers on loan.
Given the 23-year-old’s exit, and Wolves not moving for anyone else, one wonders if that makes for good news for young Luke Cundle.
The 19-year-old is one of the best prospects at Molineux. He has been working with the first-team squad for a while now.
He has been a regular in Lage’s matchday squads this season. But he has only made a couple of appearances this term.
He recently got a one-minute cameo against Southampton, which was his Premier League debut. And he also got on for five minutes in the FA Cup win over Sheffield United.
Luke Cundle set for more first-team minutes for Wolves?
It could well be that Cundle now gets a bit more involvement for Wolves.
Wolves have opted not to bring in a new central midfielder. And the decision to send Jordao to Grasshoppers surely paves the way for him to get more minutes.
Neves and Moutinho will obviously play the bulk of the games.
But as fit as they both are, Lage will need to rotate them at points between now and the end of the season.
Cundle could also get the odd substitute appearance here and there.
Back in November, U23s boss James Collins lauded Cundle. He said that he had ‘an outstanding football brain’ and that he was ‘intelligent’.
He is clearly a fantastic prospect – maybe his time is about to come at Molineux.