Wolves fans are patiently waiting for more news regarding the club’s pursuit of Julen Lopetegui.
It was claimed earlier this week that talks were back on between the two parties.
Lopetegui had rejected the club’s advances last month, but the picture has now changed and it would appear there is a more than reasonable chance he will now join.
Journalist Liam Keen has provided a small update this afternoon to say that everything is on track and that discussions are ‘moving in the right direction’.
It had been claimed that Lopetegui could even be announced next week.
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The development has left fans feeling optimistic again, following the frustrations of missing out on Mick Beale and losing 4-0 to Leicester City.
Lopetegui would be a fantastic coup, and it would be very interesting to see which players he’d want to bring into the club.
Obviously, the lack of a consistent goalscorer has really hurt Wolves.
Sasa Kalajdzic is out for the season. Raul Jimenez continues to have fitness problems, and Diego Costa is obviously way past his best.
Ideally, Wolves need to be moving for another striker in January, especially since Fabio Silva cannot be recalled from his loan spell at Anderlecht.
Lopetegui has worked with some decent strikers in the past. And one man Wolves should perhaps consider, if he comes in as expected, is Youssef En-Nesyri.
The 49-cap Morocco international has been with Sevilla since January 2020, signing from Leganes for a reported £17 million (Goal).
Under Lopetegui, En-Nesyri played 115 games and scored 36 goals. That’s not prolific, but not too bad. No player has scored more goals for the 56-year-old.
Julen Lopetegui may wish to bring Youssef En-Nesyri with him to Wolves
Wolves need reinforcements in January, there’s no doubt about it.
At 25, En-Nesyri is a good age. He’s got years on Costa and Jimenez, and is much more experienced than Silva. So he’s a good bet for the long-term.
He’s physical, stands at 6ft 2in tall and has a decent turn of pace.
He’s under contract at Sevilla under 2025 which puts them in a strong position. But perhaps Lopetegui’s influence could come in clutch for Wolves