Many Wolves fans have responded on Twitter to the claims that Nuno Espirito Santo allegedly didn’t fancy moves for Hwang Hee-chan and Dani Olmo.
According to Tim Spiers of the Athletic, former sporting director Kevin Thelwell, as well as John Marshall, were believed to have put forward both Hwang Hee-chan and Dani Olmo as potential transfers, however, the manager himself preferred to opt with Daniel Podence and Leonardo Campana.
Both Podence and Campana were pretty much the only signings who look as if they might feature in the first-team, with the rest of the players looking as if they will be in the youth squads.
Enzo Loiodice, Nigel Lonwijk and Luke Matheson all also joined the club in the window, but it’s unlikely that you will see any of them play during this campaign.
Did we do enough business in January?
Absolutely not. We're well short
Unsure - will depend on keeping everyone fit
Yes, we don't need to add anymore
There was a far bigger list of outgoings, with Patrick Cutrone, Ryan Bennett and Jesus Vallejo all being allowed to leave, which could leave the club in a bit of tricky situation in both the centre back and striker positions.
Many fans responded to the claims with a pretty mixed response. Some doubted the legitimacy of the claim, while others were frustrated by the fact that the club went for the options they did.
Here are some of the replies below…
Alright the wrong person left; it should have been Nuno.
— Wolves stuff (@wwfc_stuff) February 4, 2020
If we could have signed Olmo but Nuno rejected him for Podence that’s an absolute joke
— Lump it up (@LeagueBladeXD) February 4, 2020
Why would anybody turn down Dani Olmo!
— TelfordWolf (@MarioEnzo69) February 4, 2020
Interesting. Don’t think many people would be expecting to hear this. Respect to Thelwell, thankless job to be the face of something so important which operates in such secrecy.
Support Nunos decisions, not the one I’d had made but its what’s right for him not us.
— Tom (@Kumpi3) February 4, 2020
How do you know they were put forward, it’s all guess work.
— Wolfman. #Notmyprimeminister (@1khwolf) February 4, 2020
They prob put forward vallejo and cutrone so he don’t trust them lol
— Mitch Davis (@mitchdavis_1) February 4, 2020
There’s no doubt that the Wolves squad is a little bit light on numbers coming into the second half of the campaign. With the Premier League European spots and the latter stages of the Europa League to come, they will have to hope that injuries are kind to them.