Wolves fans have every right to be disappointed with the club’s end to the transfer window.

Central defence and the heart of midfield are two of the areas which remain unresolved.

But we’re having a look back at the transfer window as a whole, and there were parts Wolves got right too:

ULTIMATE XI Of Players Signed This Summer

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Keeping key men

Wolves went into the summer expecting to sell a big hitter – probably Ruben Neves or Adama Traore.

They are both Wolves players beyond the end of the window and that’s a triumph.

Wolves struggled to fill gaps in defence and midfield, and selling either man would have created another headache, and potentially another unfilled gap in the squad.

A new manager cannot be expected to build if his key players are sold from under his nose, and Wolves got that element right this summer.

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Building for the future

The early evidence suggests Yerson Mosquera is an exceptionally exciting young defender and signing him was a coup.

Rayan Ait-Nouri is still just 20, and should improve and increase in value from £10 million.

 

On top of that, three youngsters came in from Manchester City as Wolves continued their preparations for the future.

A host of young players were loaned out, and faith must be put in the club that these moves were right for them to develop and either push for the first team or be sold on for a healthy profit.

Fosun have a long-term plan at Wolves, and some of the business this summer could help the club in the years ahead.

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Selling unwanted players for decent money

Rafa Mir and Owen Otasowie were both in the final year of their contracts and left for £17 million.

Some fans may disagree with the decisions to sell them or take umbrage with the situations which led to their exits.

But once they got to that situation and Wolves decided to sell them, you can’t argue with the fees they recouped.

Wolves fans will of course want to see that money go back into the squad, and a deadline day bid of £25 million for Sven Botman suggests there is cash there to spend on the right players.

That’s a job for January now, but it’s important to remember Wolves did get some things right despite the disappointment right at the end of the window.

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