Wolverhampton Wanderers made just the one signing during the winter transfer window.

Nuno Espirito Santo decided that he needed better cover for the injured Raul Jimenez, and swooped for Willian Jose, who is on loan for the rest of the season at Molineux from Real Sociedad.

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It was decided that Patrick Cutrone would head back out on loan, with Valencia the beneficiaries of the Italian’s services.

There is now big expectation on Jose to deliver and show Wolves were right to plump for him.

According to the Mirror, the club considered two other players from the Premier League before snapping up the 29-year-old.

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Apparently, Olivier Giroud of Chelsea was considered, as was Liverpool attacker Divock Origi.

 

Both players are currently struggling for minutes at their respective clubs at the moment and have been linked with exits.

Giroud would have been great

Jose is a great addition for Wolves and is already looking a real handful.

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Hopefully the South American can come good for Wolves in the absence of Jimenez, and prove the club were right to go for him over Origi and Giroud in particular.

The 2018 World Cup winner with France – who cost Chelsea a reported £18 million (BBC Sport) – has a similar style to that of Jose and Jimenez and would potentially have been a great pick-up by Nuno.

The star is unfortunate to play as little as he does at Chelsea given how effective he can be, and would have been nice to have at Molineux.

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