Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to bring in a new midfielder in the summer.

Lots of players were linked with a switch to Molineux during the last transfer window.

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Arguably the most exciting name was Renato Sanches.

But that deal fell through on deadline day, leaving Bruno Lage with Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker as his senior options.

It remains to be seen if not signing another central midfielder will sting Wolves.

One man who was briefly linked with a move to Wolves, was Billy Gilmour.

The Scotland international was said to be of interest to the club by The Athletic back in June.

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In the end, Gilmour completed a loan switch to Norwich City, who have endured a tough start to the 2021/22 season, losing six of their seven games so far.

 

The Canaries have struggled as a collective, but young Gilmour has been something of a shining light, and his display against Liverpool last night in the Carabao Cup was highly impressive.

The 20-year-old – who won the Champions League last season with Chelsea – was at the heart of everything for Norwich, creating three chances and winning eight ground duels.

He sought to burst forward from deep whenever he could, and played completely without fear.

Wolves have missed out on a gem

In the end, Wolves seemingly didn’t really make a big effort to land Gilmour, which feels like a mistake.

Watching him, it is clear to see the youngster is going to be a top-class player in a few years.

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He is already playing with real maturity, and to be standing out in a struggling team at his young age is a testament to his ability.

Wolves are sorely lacking someone who can carry the ball from deeper positions, and Gilmour looks to be a player who is really good at that.

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