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Yerson Mosquera needs a big pre-season for Wolves if he wants first-team shot in 2022/23

Wolves fans are desperately hoping for the arrival of a new centre-half at the club soon.

The club have been frustratingly quiet on the incomings front so far this summer.

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Lots were hoping to see Wolves being aggressive in the market after a terrible finish to the 2021/22 season.

But there have been no new signings to speak of so far.

Hopefully July will be more fruitful, as was the case last year.

For the moment, Lage will be taking a close look at some of those players that are currently on the fringes at Molineux.

One such player is Mosquera, who was the first signing of the Lage era.

The centre-half joined the club from Atletico Nacional for around £4.5 million, and The Athletic reported at the time that Wolves felt they had landed ‘a star of the future’.

And the early signs were very good.

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Mosquera made a few appearances for the club in pre-season, and really impressed with his aggressive style and ball-playing ability.

Sadly, he would suffer a hamstring injury early doors, but Wolves supporters felt excited by what they had seen.

He was then handed his first start against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup in September.

Brutally he lasted just 10 minutes, suffering a serious hamstring injury that ended up sidelining him for five months.

Mosquera was unable to appear for the first-team again after recovering, and he now needs a big pre-season if he is to convince Lage and his superiors that remaining at Molineux is the best course of action for him.

Yerson Mosquera needs big pre-season for Wolves, or he could find himself out on loan

Mosquera probably wants to stay at Molineux for 2022/23. Earlier this year, Lage had suggested that the player was feeling slightly impatient about getting back out there.

But he will need to ensure he has a solid pre-season, just as he did this time a year ago.

At the moment, it may be touch and go whether he’ll stay. Back in May, The Athletic suggested one of him or Toti Gomes could head out on loan.

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If he wants to be involved with the first-team, then it’s important he makes the most of the minutes he gets in pre-season.

It would nice to see him stick around. He really looked very promising indeed last year.