Wolverhampton Wanderers look all set to head into their first game of the new season without a new central defender.

Yerson Mosquera was signed at the start of the summer, but the Colombian has suffered a hamstring injury and won’t feature.

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That said, it’s unlikely he would have played anyway, given the plan is to have him working in and around the first-team for a while.

Someone else who looks like won’t play on Saturday is Willy Boly.

The Ivorian also has a hamstring issue.

Quite a lot of Wolves fans are worried about the state of play right now, with Bruno Lage only having Conor Coady, Max Kilman and Romain Saiss as his defensive options.

Many had hoped a new signing would have been through the door by now.

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It’s all gone quiet in terms of incomings at the club.

It’s been a whole month since Jose Sa became Wolves’ latest signing.

Wolves’ weekend opponents Leicester are set to make their fourth signings of the summer.


They’ve had a £15 million bid accepted for Jannik Vestergaard, who Wolves have been linked with. He’s also agreed personal terms and is set to have his medical today.

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Leicester are signing Vestergaard because of an injury suffered by Wesley Fofana.

The 20-year-old suffered a broken fibula and medial ligament damage last week during a pre-season game with Villarreal.

That injury occurred last Wednesday, and the Foxes are now all set to bring in cover.

It shows how well run Leicester are, and how productive and efficient they are when it comes to recruitment.

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By contrast, Boly and Mosquera have both been out on the sidelines for a couple of weeks now and no one has been brought in.

Neither are out for long periods, but Wolves have needed another centre-half in anyway.

Ahead of this weekend’s game with the Foxes, it is just interesting, and slightly frustrating, to see Leicester moving so efficiently off the pitch compared to Wolves.

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