Wolverhampton Wanderers insist they will “explore” any option this month to improve Bruno Lage’s squad.
Supporters fear the club could be set for another quiet month as owners continue to rein in Fosun spending, despite Lage’s repeated pleas for new faces.
Lage has admitted he hopes to bring two new players to Wolves this month, but head coach is well aware that chairman Jeff Shea cannot give him that wish.
Wolves have recalled Dion Sanderson, Totti Gomes and Ryan Giles to make up for their player shortage, while Japan international Hayao Kawabe has arrived for £500,000 from Grasshoppers.
Gomes and Kawabe are expected to rejoin Grasshopper on loan at the end of the month.
Wolves made these decisions to cover the loss of Romain Sass, who have been tied with Morocco for the Africa Cup of Nations, as well as a list of stars in the treatment room.
Willie Bolly, Yerson Mosquera, Johnny Castro Otto, Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-chan all currently side-line.
And technical director Scott Sellers believes recalling loan players rather than rushing transfers makes more sense at the moment.
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He added: “Johnny and Pedro have been out for so long that it’s easy to forget the quality that they bring to this squad, and we’re really looking forward to bringing them back and joining by February.
“Pedro was voted Player of the Year last season, and personally I am really excited to see what he can do once he is back on fitness and working closely with Bruno and the rest of the team. Is.
“With Willie (Boli), Pedro, Johnny, Hwang and Yerson still to come, we will do nothing on the knee to cover the absentees until their return and then be left with new signings that Are not able to get the game down and become disruptive.
“We must be patient and we will if we have the opportunity to make a meaningful addition to the team, but not at the cost of our overall squad and its morale and makeup.”
Fosun hasn’t completed much business in the January transfer window since he bought Wolves.
The Chinese conglomerate operates in the summer market – but the wolves will act if the right player becomes available this month.
Sellers said: “January is always difficult as clubs do not want to let players go, especially with the uncertainty of the current circumstances. Achieving the goals you want is hard, and as a football club, we will not buy players to make up the numbers.
“We use young players on loan, and wait for our injured players to come back, rather than spend money on players who are not going to improve the team we already have.
“As you go through the league and progress, it’s hard to find a better player than him. We have a great team, whose mindset, work ethic, professionalism and focus are excellent, and so we are in a position where we are.” Huh.
“Like any manager, Bruno is always looking to improve his squad and bring in new players and better players, which will always be our goal. If there is anyone who is going to grow the team and the team, of course We’ll explore alternatives and see if we can make it work.
“As Bruno noted in the press after our win over Manchester United, our communication is constant, we speak a lot, we understand what he wants, and he knows what our principles are. Ultimately we We have to be ready for whatever comes up.”
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