Wolves transfer news: Real Valladolid sporting director open to January deals as Wolves linked with Fresneda and Sanchez - Molineux News
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Wolves transfer news: Real Valladolid sporting director open to January deals as Wolves linked with Fresneda and Sanchez

The sporting director of Real Valladolid has suggested the club will be open to doing some deals in January, with Wolves having been linked with a couple of their players recently.

Julen Lopetegui and his players have just arrived back in the UK, after a 10-day trip to Marbella.

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The first-team have been doing some intense training, and also played a couple of friendly matches against Empoli and Cadiz.

Focus will now turn to Tuesday night’s game with Gillingham in the Carabao Cup.

As Wolves have been preparing for the return of domestic football, transfer speculation has been rife.

Wanderers need to make some additions next month, to give the best chance of pulling away from danger.

In recent times, Wolves have been linked with moves for Valladolid duo Javi Sanchez and Ivan Fresneda.

Sanchez was linked with Wolves last month, with Lopetegui actually having worked with Sanchez at Real Madrid.

And then earlier this week, Wanderers were said to be tracking the highly rated right-back Fresneda.

Clearly, Lopetegui is out to strengthen Wolves’ defence, and he is turning to the Spanish market which he knows very well.

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Valladolid’s president Fran Sanchez has been speaking about next month’s transfer window, and has indicated his club will be open to doing business.

He said (as quoted by AS): “If there is an interesting offer, we are always open to listen to them, but with the intention of not weakening the team.

“We want to grow as a club, and for that we have to be open to receiving offers that we consider sufficient. If they are not, we will reject them, as at other times, as after the descent.”

He went on to talk about the possibility of adding new faces, which would suggest player sales would be helpful for them.

Potential transfer boost for Wolves as Real Valladolid sporting director invites offers for players

Sanchez’s comments suggest that the Spanish club are ready to sit and negotiate with other clubs over their players.

Clearly, they’re happy to let people go for the right price.

Wolves clearly need to strengthen their defence ahead of the second half of the season.

To have conceded five goals against Empoli and Cadiz is something that will concern Lopetegui.

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Given the apparent struggles to sign Felipe from Atletico Madrid, perhaps Wolves will seek to sit down with Valladolid to see if centre-back Sanchez can be an option.

Fresneda might just be out of reach for Wolves, given there is a seriously big race for his signature.