Wolverhampton Wanderers have done a lot of good in recent transfer windows.

Some real quality players have arrived on the scene at Molineux over the past few years, including Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho.

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The current season has been tricky, but it’s been a largely successful period since Fosun came aboard, and the players brought in have done a great job.

But there’s one man that Wolves have tried to sign, and he now looks to be a real missed opportunity.

Oleksandr Zinchenko reportedly turned down a £16 million move to Molineux in the summer of 2018 (Sky Sports).

It was claimed at the time that Pep Guardiola was more than happy for him to go, but the Ukraine international wanted to stay at the Etihad Stadium and fight for his place.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

2020/21 has been a particularly strong season for Zinchenko, and last night fans were left hugely impressed by his performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

He came on at left-back at the hour mark and barely put a foot wrong for the Citizens.

 

He’s previously been seen as a ‘weak link’ in that City side, but the 24-year-old is absolutely holding his own now in a truly sensational team.

Wolves have missed out

Zinchenko really has come on leaps and bounds this season.

It was reported by the Sun back in December that Wolves were planning to go back in for the ace.

But it’s hard to see City moving to offload a player who has worked so hard to get to where he is now.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

And that’d be a shame, especially with Jonny Castro Otto out injured for the foreseeable future.

That said, Zinchenko would also be able to do a job in the Wolves midfield no doubt.

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