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Wolves might be missing a trick not moving for Donny van de Beek

It is looking like Wolves won’t be signing anybody on transfer deadline day.

Wanderers have made three additions this month, with Hayao Kawabe, Chiquinho and Jung Sang-bin all joining.

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Kawabe and Jung are already out on loan with Grasshoppers. And Chiquinho is with the first-team but likely won’t have too much involvement.

Although Wolves are doing really well at the moment under Bruno Lage, many supporters have been hoping to see at least one new face today.

A central midfielder was on most people’s wish list.

But it looks like that is wishful thinking.

An attacking midfielder would have been nice, and it is difficult to understand why Wolves didn’t move for Donny van de Beek.

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The Netherlands international has now officially joined Everton on loan.

The Toffees have a new manager in Frank Lampard, and it seems the Chelsea legend was key in luring the star to Goodison Park.

van de Beek was reportedly on Wolves’ radar at the end of October. The Daily Mail had reported Wolves had held talks over the £40 million star’s future, with a January loan move mooted.

Wolves might have missed a trick not pursuing van de Beek loan

Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are both playing really well at the moment.

Lage loves the pair, and they’ll be playing as much as possible between now and the end of the season.

But there is a real lack of depth in central midfield. Pure, attack-minded midfielders are in particularly short supply.

van de Beek feels like someone Wolves should have gone after. Manchester United have now let him go to Everton, who are also signing Dele Alli.

Arguably, he’d have been able to get more minutes at Molineux, and he would likely have been able to chip in with a few goals and assists.

Wolves have shown the ability to play really nice football at times this season.

van de Beek could potentially have flourished under Lage. He showed what a great technical player he was during his time at Ajax.

Sadly Wolves never made the push. It is going to be interesting now to see how he gets on on Merseyside.