Wolverhampton Wanderers’ preparations for the 2021/22 season are almost over.
The club have two games remaining in pre-season, having played four games so far, plus a training match against Al Shabab.
It’s been a very important period for new head coach Bruno Lage.
It is going to take time to transition away from Nuno Espirito Santo’s brand of football, but there have been some promising signs early doors.
Arguably, Wolves probably still need one or two additions in the transfer market before the new season starts..
A centre-half with experience is paramount.
Wolves may also look to bring in another striker, especially with Patrick Cutrone’s future still up in the air.
Interestingly, Benfica have just completed a move for Roman Yaremchuk.
The Ukraine star has joined for around £14.5 million (Bein Sports), after actually being linked with Wolves earlier in the summer.
It means Benfica are now stacked for strikers, so perhaps Lage could seek to raid his old club, who are surely needing to offload one or two.
Lage set to raid Benfica?
Yaremchuk moving to Benfica perhaps increases the chances of Haris Seferovic, Goncalo Ramos and/or Carlos Vinicius leaving.
All three of those players have been linked with Wolves at some point over the summer.
Raul Jimenez came from Benfica back in 2018 initially on loan, and has been a massive success for Wolves.
Lage has worked with all three of the aforementioned players (Ramos in training).
Perhaps he’ll see value in one of them, knowing his old club are unlikely to retain all of them.