Wolves: 'Special' £22.5m target 'one to watch out for' at Molineux

Wolves manager Bruno Lage looking angry

Wolves are working hard behind-the-scenes to bring in some new signings this summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Midlands-based club have not spent big under Bruno Lage in the past couple of windows, but that could be about to change.

Who have Wolves been linked with so far?

Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Palhinha is a name that keeps cropping up.

Wolves were also linked with him last summer after the won the Portuguese title in 2020/21, and he has been described by his manager Ruben Amorim as “special“. The Premier League outfit are expected to submit an offer for the £22.5m-rated midfielder in the near future, according to A Bola.

Meanwhile, Italian outlet Calciomercato has claimed that Wolves are closing in on signing another Sporting player in the shape of defender Goncalo Inacio. It is understood that he would cost around £30m.

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What has Jones said about Wolves’ transfer plans?

Jones has hinted that there is a real possibility that Palhinha could move to Molineux, and he has claimed that Wolves are keen to back Lage to give him the squad that he wants ahead of next term.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “Palhinha is definitely one to watch out for. I think that Wolves have got a few things going on in the background at the moment, which they are excited about, and they do want to give Lage backing.”

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Do Wolves need to freshen up their squad this summer?

Lage led Wolves back into the top half last season, which was no mean feat after their disappointing previous campaign which saw them finish down in 13th place.

However, the team fell away badly at the end of the season as they failed to win any of their last seven league games. Having threatened to break into the European places, Wolves finished with a whimper instead.

Performances dropped off dramatically, and it seemed like the side lost their way in the final couple of months.

With experienced players such as Romain Saiss and Marcal moving on as well, Lage needs to receive some support from the board to rebuild his squad.

If he gets this, there is no reason why Wolves can’t push for Europe again in 2022/23. Then again, if the club have a quiet summer, it may be difficult for Wolves to challenge at the right end of the table, particularly with ambitious clubs such as Newcastle and Aston Villa expected to strengthen their teams considerably prior to next season getting underway.

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