Wolverhampton Wanderers have very much been splashing the cash since Fosun International bought the club back in 2016.

The investment from the Chinese conglomerate has helped the club enjoy a brilliant past few years which have seen Wolves returning to the Premier League, recording back-to-back seventh-placed finishes, and becoming Europa League quarter-finalists.

2020/21 has been the first testing period of the Fosun era, but perhaps more investment will come to get the club back into contention for Europe.

Guo Guangchang and Jeff Shi (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

That said, the financial challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic may well have a significant impact on the club’s transfer impact this summer.

It would be no surprise to see the club working a sell-to-buy policy.

In terms of Wolves’ biggest ever transfers, it is no surprise that most of the players arrived on the watch of Fosun:

 

Values via Transfermarket.com

  1. Fabio Silva – £36 million
  2. Raul Jimenez – £34.2 million
  3. Nelson Semedo – £27 million
  4. Jonny Castro Otto – £18.9 million
  5. Adama Traore – £18 million
  6. Daniel Podence – £17.6 million
  7. Patrick Cutrone – £16.2 million
  8. Rui Patricio – £16.2 million
  9. Ruben Neves – £16.1 million
  10. Pedro Neto – £16.1 million
  11. Helder Costa – £13.5 million
  12. Diogo Jota – £12.6 million
  13. Leander Dendoncker – £12.4 million
  14. Willy Boly – £10.8 million
  15. Benik Afobe – £10.2 million
  16. Ki-Jana Hoever – £8.8 million
  17. Bruno Jordao – £8.2 million
  18. Ivan Cavaleiro – £7.2 million
  19. Roger Johnson – £7.2 million
  20. Kevin Doyle – £6.8 million

Eyebrows were certainly raised when the club broke its transfer record to sign Fabio Silva from FC Porto last year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Fabio Silva and Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The 18-year-old has had to play a lot more than expected in his first season at Molineux due to the injury suffered by Raul Jimenez.

He could well turn into a £36 million player, but for now needs the patience of the fans as he gets to grips with English football.

What’s really crazy is that Joao Moutinho is nowhere to be found in the top 20.

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Joao Moutinho (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

In the eyes of many Wolves fans, Moutinho is one of the best players ever to pull on the old gold shirt.

It’s remarkable to think a player of his quality only cost a reported £5 million (BBC Sport).

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