Wolves are reportedly set to recall Dion Sanderson from his loan spell with Birmingham City, with Fosun reluctant to bankroll any significant additions in January.
According to The Telegraph, Wanderers are ready to turn to one of their own as Romain Saiss prepares to head off to AFCON with Morocco.
The 31-year-old will feature against Manchester United tomorrow night before heading for the tournament in Cameroon.
Saiss will be missing for a couple of weeks at least, leaving Wolves extremely short of centre-backs options.
Willy Boly is currently injured again, and summer signing Yerson Mosquera won’t be back until February.
Saiss departing leaves Conor Coady and Max Kilman as the only centre-halves.
It is likely that Leander Dendoncker, Fernando Marcal and perhaps Ki-Jana Hoever will provide a little bit of cover.
Most Wolves fans are hoping to see a new face come in this month.
But this report from The Telegraph casts major doubt on that happening.
It is also suggested that Ryan Giles could return to Molineux after a fantastic spell at Cardiff City so far. But Morgan Gibbs-White, another stellar performer out on loan at Sheffield United, is ‘unlikely’ to return.
Concerning signs as Wolves prepare to recall Dion Sanderson
This is an interesting claim that frustratingly points to Wolves having a quiet January.
Saiss is going to be a big miss and really the club do need to bring in some extra cover.
But taking Sanderson, 22, out of an environment in which he has been flourishing is a questionable move.
He’s been doing great at Birmingham and crucially, has been playing regularly.
There’s a chance that, by returning now, he’ll no longer have that and his rhythm and development could be disrupted.
If Fosun really aren’t willing to bankroll any significant additions this month, there is surely no chance of making a push for the Europa League.