Wolverhampton Signings in This Transfer Window to Avoid Relegation
The Wolves are not having a great time this season. Nobody expected them to struggle this much, and the relegation battle seems certain for the team. They are one place above the relegation zone and should thank their lucky stars that Everton and Southampton have similar problems. Even West Ham is not in a far better position, but the Wolves are looking like a team without a proper strategy. On the pitch and in the offices too. Let us investigate their activities in this transfer window in their attempt to avoid playing Championship next season.
Matheus Cunha – Loan from Atletico Madrid
Raul Jimenez picked up an injury early in the season and still hasn’t scored in Premier League. To be fair, the Wolves brought in a striker during the summer, Sasa Kalajdzic from Stuttgart. But he got injured on his debut and is lost for this season with a cruciate ligament rupture. Cunha stepped in, coming on a loan with a buy option in the summer for 20 million Euros. He didn’t have a great time at Atletico, but fans are hoping he can get into goalscoring form sooner rather than later. In his six appearances in various competitions, he grabbed an assist.
Mario Lemina – Transfer from OGC Nice
The ex-Southampton midfielder is no stranger to Premier League experience. He played for the Saints and Fulham, but for the last year and a half in the south of France, he played the best football. That recommended him for the switch in an 11 million Euros transfer. Maybe his performances can convince you to include Wolves while you make your sports betting at wetten.com. Sporting director Matt Hobbs said that the club wanted Mario for a long time, while he was still playing for Southampton. He is expected to bring strength to the team’s midfield.
Pablo Sarabia – Transfer from Paris Saint – Germain
Pablo and Lopetegui are no strangers. They worked together in the Spain Under-19 and for a short time at Sevilla. He came from France champions PSG, but his last season’s success is a far better recommendation for the Wolverhampton fans. He was on a loan switch at Sporting Lisbon and played in 45 matches for them, in which he scored 21 goals and made 10 assists. Quite amazing statistics which secured him a place at Molineux Stadium for 5 million Euros.
Craig Dawson – Transfer from West Ham
Wolverhampton’s defense was really bad this season, at some times it was better to read a good book than watch them try to keep a clean sheet. The decision to let Romain Saiss on a free transfer and Conor Coady on loan during the summer backfired. They used this transfer window to bring in some experience at the back. Craig Dawson made 246 appearances in Premier League for West Bromwich Albion, Watford, and of course West Ham. At the age of 32, he will bring stability and calmness under pressure to the team. Maybe even help the development of younger defenders like Nathan Collins and Max Kilman.
Coach Julen Lopetegui will have a lot of work in the remaining part of the season, as he will attempt to kick-start the season with a set of new players. We have covered the arrivals of a defender, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, and striker. That is saying to us that the Wolves are stronger in every part of the team. Fans can hope that it will be enough until the summer when the club will need to improve the squad in the hopes of a more successful campaign next season.