What Wolves did right and what they did wrong in the January transfer window?

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Adama Traore left Wolves to reunite with Barcelona in the January transfer window. The Spanish player was facing a goal drought but was still providing in other areas of the pitch. However, they did not sign any other player during the window. The only thing that happened best for them is that Ruben Neves is still at the club.

Bruno Lage has mentioned that Wolverhampton Wanderers do need a few players to progress. Despite the manager’s needs, the owners decided to sell an attacking option on loan to Barcelona with an option to buy. Although Traore had not scored for Wolves in a long time, he still created many chances for the club with his dribbles and started many attacks.

Ruben Neves has also been the difference whenever Wolves have made a statement win. The Portuguese recently scored the winner against Brentford from outside the box. If it was not for Neves then Wolves would have been in grave danger. His partnership alongside Joao Moutinho are working in synergy all season and dominated Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Wolves signed Hayao Kawabe, Chiquinho, and Jeung Sang-bin in the January transfer window. However, Kawabe and Chiquinho are both loaned out to Grasshoppers. Only Chiquinho will train with Wolves and under Bruno Lage for this season. Nevertheless, these won’t be of much help to Wolves for this season.

How Wolves fared in the January transfer window?

Somehow the Wolves’ owners have failed their manager Bruno Lage in the January transfer window. They not only failed to make any notable signings but also loaned out an asset to the club. Lage has done remarkably well till now in the league and Wolves have been a tough nut to crack under the Portuguese manager.

However, the owners must get some credit for keeping the clubs away from their most important player Ruben Neves. Manchester United still remains heavily interested in signing the Portuguese. They need Neves’ expertise to solve their midfield problems but were unable to sign him. Arsenal also wanted to sign a midfielder in January and had an interest in Neves but were unsuccessful in signing any midfielder.

Wolves board should do a better job in the summer in order to help Lage challenge for greater things. Lage has shown his credibility to Wolves and should be trusted to build them for a greater future. Wolves will have to improve the quality of their squad and also needs some more depth in every department. However, that is only achievable if the owners support the manager and his ideas.

Wolves have the second-best defensive record in the Premier League. This was all possible when Wolves decided to change their approach from very attacking to defensive. Even the top clubs have struggled to score against Wolves. However, they also have to improve the attacking department for which Lage will need the backing of his club.

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