Wolves transfer news: Bruno Lage 'stepped away' from new signings on Deadline Day


Luke Hatfield reckons that Wolves' quiet transfer window means they're only a couple of injuries away from a potential crisis.

How did Wolves do in the window?

Despite their struggling season under Nuno Espirito Santo last term, new boss Bruno Lage only managed to add six new faces to his squad.

In total Wolves spent just £23.6m and only two of their new signings have played regularly in their opening five Premier League games in young winger Trincao, who signed from Barcelona and goalkeeper Jose Sa, who arrived from Olympiacos.

Bendeguz Bolla, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Yerson Mosquera, Hwang Hee-chan were the other four additions, although they've not yet been able to have the desired impact on results.



Wolves picked up their first points under Lage against Watford earlier this month but have lost each of their other four league fixtures without scoring and sit just one point above the relegation-zone.

On a positive note, Wolves have the third-best XG (expected goals) in the Premier League (9.18), so are statistically performing well, but are just missing someone to put the ball in the back of the net.

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Lage currently has Jonny and Pedro Neto both out injured, and has a pretty slim squad, which is why Hatfield believes that their lack of transfer activity could end up costing them.

What has Hatfield said?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "The chief executive came out and said that budget wasn't an issue and Lage agreed to step away from deals on deadline day. So, it's a tough one because I think everyone sees Wolves and the way that they're playing has been really interesting, because obviously they picked up their first victory recently.

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"It would be interesting to see what he could do with more players, but ultimately, now they've got to wait until January. Hopefully for Lage he can stick it out with the squad that he's got but if they pick up injuries, they could really struggle."

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