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Johnny Phillips says there will be significant transfer activity at Wolves this summer

Sky Sports reporter and Wolves supporter Johnny Phillips has said there will be ‘significant transfer activity’ this summer at Wolves.

Wanderers have enjoyed a good campaign in 2021/22 and are on course to finish in the top eight.

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Had that been offered to any supporter at the start of the season, most would definitely have taken it.

But there has been a sense of disappointment about Wolves in recent weeks.

The club have had fantastic chances to be even higher up the table.

But there have been some poor results of late, meaning it’s likely Wolves won’t be secure European football for next season.

Fans are hoping to see something of a rebuild this summer, and it seems one could actually be on the way.

According to Phillips – who became an Ambassador of The Wolves Foundation in July 2020 – in his latest Express & Star column, changes are afoot at Molineux.

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He said: “This will be a summer of change with significant transfer activity, perhaps more so than in any other window during this Premier League period.

“The spine of the team will change, with more than one central defender on his way in and a strengthening of the midfield and forward positions also set to happen.”

‘More than one central defender on his way’ will be music to many people’s ears.

Before the signing of Yerson Mosquera last summer (and he is only a player for the future at the moment), Wolves hadn’t signed a centre-half since Willy Boly.

Jesus Vallejo was brought in on loan for the 2019/20 season. But the less said about that particular signing, the better.

The additions of new midfield and a new striker will also be most welcome.

An exciting claim from Johnny Phillips with Wolves potentially set for new spine next season

This makes for encouraging reading.

Wolves’ past few transfer windows have been pretty underwhelming, and we are starting to see the need for players who have been at Molineux for years to be moved on, or to have less involvement.

Things undoubtedly need freshening up.

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It’s going to be a good first first for Lage regardless of what happens from this points onwards.

But for Wolves to do any better next term, the manager will need backing in a big way.

From what Phillips is suggesting, it sounds like he might just get that.