After plenty of talk, Wolverhampton Wanderers did not sign a central midfielder in the summer transfer window.

That came as a surprise to fans, given there had been reports the club wanted to strengthen there and in defence.

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Renato Sanches (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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There was an exciting transfer link to Renato Sanches.

But his injury ultimately meant Wolves did not feel comfortable doing the deal.

It could be that Wolves return for Sanches in January. But many other teams will be in for him at that point.

One man Wolves are probably highly unlikely to make a move for in the next window is Weston McKennie.

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Weston McKennie (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The USA international was supposedly at the centre of a tug-of-war between Wolves and Leicester in the summer of 2020 (via Birmingham Mail).

He ultimately went to Juventus, who turned his loan move there permanent in March.

Since doing that though, it has not been such a smooth ride for McKennie.

Back in April, he missed Juventus’ derby against Torino in April after violating Covid protocols in Italy (via Daily Mail).

 

Now he’s come under fire for breaking rules again whilst on duty with the USA national team.

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Weston McKennie (Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Former USA international Landon Donovan seems to know what has gone down and has slammed McKennie, saying (via Daily Mail): “I am privy to what happened I’m not going to announce that publicly.

“I will just say, I am incredibly disappointed in Weston, incredibly disappointed.”

Furthermore, it has been claimed by Gazzetta dello Sport that McKennie is having a hard time giving up junk food.

Wolves vindicated

Who knows how close Wolves really came to landing McKennie last year.

But it seems as though it might be a good thing he didn’t come to Molineux.

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Weston McKennie (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

He impressed on the pitch soon after joining Juve, but things appear to have taken a wrong turn for the 23-year-old in recent times.

The Daily Mail say that Juve are likely to try and sell him in January, and would want at least £25 million.

It’s a shame about the issues as he is a great player who would likely make for a good signing for Wolves otherwise.

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