Bruno Lage has been confirmed as the new manager of Wolves.

Former Benfica boss Lage has replaced Nuno Espirito Santo and faces an important summer in the transfer market.

There has been talk of senior players such as Rui Patricio and Ruben Neves leaving.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has tweeted about two potential incoming targets now Lage’s arrival has been confirmed.

Sa isn’t a surprise. Wolves would need a senior goalkeeper to replace Patricio between the sticks.

They’d be wise to line up the replacement before letting Patricio go. Goalkeeper is one position where you can’t afford to muck about.

 

Trincao was mentioned in connection with Wolves in March, but the talk had gone a little quiet since then.

Clearly, there’s a chance Ronald Koeman could keep him at Barcelona, so it might be a waiting game there.

Bruno Lage is Appointed as New Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers
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New style of play for Wolves

Nuno enjoyed great success at Molineux with a reactive, disciplined, counter attacking style.

When he tried to change it up last season, there were mixed results. It was a slightly awkward fit.

Lage prefers a 4-4-2 and a more attacking approach. That will be something Wolves’ players need time to get used to and the coaching time during pre-season will be vital.

Trincao is a tricky wideman who could shine in a more adventurous Wolves system. He would be an exciting signing but there’s a lot to do before it gets to that stage from the looks of things.

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