There’s no getting away from the fact it was a disappointing transfer deadline day for Wolves.
As the days dwindled down at the end of the window, the fans needed their club to pull a rabbit out of the hat and they didn’t.
We’re having a look back at the summer as a whole and have picked out three pieces of unfinished business for Bruno Lage:
New central defender
Wolves did get in Yerson Mosquera near the start of the transfer window, and the early signs are promising.
But the Colombian looks like one for the future, and the rest of the backline is still the one from the Championship promotion season.
A new, pacy, dominant central defender would elevate this side, and maybe even convince Lage to change to a back four.
Sven Botman would have been a hugely exciting signing and the heart of defence is definitely an area which stands out as needing attention.
Wolves look light on options in the centre of the park, which makes Morgan Gibbs-White’s deadline day loan exit confusing.
There is also a lack of energy in there, with only Leander Dendoncker providing any real legs.
Renato Sanches could have been a good option, but his injury situation would have held him back in the early part of the season.
An injury or two in the engine room could leave Lage with a few headaches.
Traore’s contract situation
Keeping Adama Traore was a huge boost for Lage, and the Spanish wideman has started the season in flying form.
But with his contract entering its final two years, it’s a situation which needs to be resolved.
Getting him to commit his long-term future to Wolves is the aim, although perhaps the summer transfer business may leave him questioning Fosun’s long-term ambitions.
The saga needs sorting and it would certainly lift the mood of the fans if Traore penned a new contract in the weeks or months ahead.
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