We are now into the final month of the 2021 summer transfer window.
Wolverhampton Wanderers made a bright start to the window.
Yerson Mosquera signed in mid-June, and the defender was then followed by the exciting loan capture of Francisco Trincao.
Days later, Rayan Ait-Nouri turned his loan move to Molineux permanent.
Young full-back Bendeguz Bolla was next, but he’s gone out on loan to Grasshoppers.
Wolves’ last signing was Jose Sa, who came in to replace the departed Rui Patricio.
It’s all gone quiet in the last couple of weeks though, and some people are now starting to panic a little.
Many are hoping a top new centre-half and central midfielder will be coming in.
But it is worth remembering the words of general manager of football operations Matt Wild.
The Molineux official said during the club’s ‘Ask Wolves’ Q&A (published 26 May): “We’ve got players who could go through to the 11th July, who are going to need a holiday. People realistically might not be back with their clubs until the end of July, so I really don’t think a lot is going to be happening until August.
“The transfer window shuts at the end of August this year, so I think it could go right to the wire – hopefully not with us in general. We do normally like to get our squad in order. I think we’ve always tried to get the squad in order before the season starts, but I think, unfortunately, the Euros will prevail in that.”
Jeff Shi also added that generally, one or two deals ‘will happen only in the last minute’.
Wolves to spring into action?
Hopefully Wolves will become busy again, as the window nears its closure.
Wolves have brought in a few players early, but none of them were involved in Euro 2020.
It remains to be seen if the club will now try to move for any players that did go to the tournament.
Wild’s comments suggest there need not be any panic. At least, not just yet.