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Cav set to leave Wolves to join Fulham on loan

Ivan Cavaleiro is set to leave Wolves for Fulham on a season-long loan with a view to a £12m permanent transfer. The Cottagers have beaten off competition from fellow relegated club Huddersfield and play-off finalists Derby for the Portuguese’s signature. The 25-year-old was made available for loan or transfer this summer by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, a decision which quickly sparked no shortage of interest from elsewhere. As reported by www.wolvesbite.com on May 22, Cavaleiro has long been a target of the Cottagers. He was first linked with a move there last summer. Now the move is set to…

Edwards warns more Wolves U23s set to leave on loan

Rob Edwards admits there will be a high turnover of players in Wolves Under-23s with ‘a lot’ set to go out on loan this season. Numerous prospects look set to follow left-sided Ryan Giles, who has joined Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan. New signings Rafael Nya, Hong Wan and Tsun Dai have been welcomed to the squad and are expected to stay with Wolves all season, but Pedro Goncalves and Joao Dias have joined Portuguese side Famalicao and others will gain experience with temporary stays elsewhere. “There are going to be a lot of changes to our group over…

Crusaders take the advantage in battle to face Wolves in Europe

Crusaders look favourites to become Wolves’ first opponents in European competition for 39 years after beating B36 Torshavn 2-0 in the first leg. The Northern Irish outfit will take a two-goal advantage from Seaview to the Faroe Islands, where the Europa League first qualifying round two-legged tie will be completed next Thursday. Chris Hegarty (33) and Philip Lowry (79) scored for the Crues, after team-mate Jordan Owens’s second-minute penalty was saved by B36goalkeeper Hans Jorgensen. Hegarty headed home Billy Joe Burns’ cross and Lowry completed the scoring with a cool finish 11 minutes from time. B36 had their moments, notably…

Laurie’s message to Wolves fans, Nuno and the team

Departed Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple has responded to the announcement of his shock exit by thanking supporters and wishing the team all the best. Dalrymple took to Twitter on Thursday evening, to address his 15,500 followers after being bombarded with goodwill messages since the club announced he was leaving with immediate effect on Wednesday tea-time. The Molineux supremo left after his relationship with the board broke down over a number of issues. He has been placed on gardening leave, and, as expected, gave nothing away by way of explanation for his sudden departure. He tweeted: “In the past 24…

Wolves MD’s exit blamed on relationship breakdown with board

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple has left the club after a breakdown in the relationship with the board. Dalrymple has left with immediate effect and been placed on gardening leave. He had been with the club for four-and-a-half years, initially as head of commercial affairs but in his current role for the last three years. The suddenness of his departure was reflected by the fact his Twitter account still said he was Wolves managing director many hours after the announcement of his exit. It’s understood there was friction between Chinese owners Fosun and Dalrymple, who oversaw the commercial and non-football…

Nuno: Coming season will be tougher for Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo insists the coming season will be harder for Wolves than last time. Wolves are in Europe for the first time in 39 years which means they start their campaign on July 25, 16 days before their Premier League counterparts. Head coach Nuno guided the team to seventh place last season, the highest a promoted team has finished since Ipswich were fifth in 2000-01, while it was the club’s highest position since 1979-80. But the Molineux chief is expecting a more difficult challenge this time around. A year on from maing their return to the top flight, the…

Jimenez to miss China and early Europa games to prevent Wolves burnout

Raul Jimenez will miss Wolves’ trip to China after being given an extended break to try to prevent any burnout from his long season. The £32m record signing has just finished a season lasting a gruelling 331 days, from his Premier League debut for Wolves against Everton last August to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for Mexico against the United States in the early hours of Monday morning. Jimenez, and Morocco international Romain Saiss, who played until last week because of the African Cup of Nations, will not report back until July 22 – three days before Wolves start their…

Surprise name in Wolves’ China tour squad

Forgotten man Roderick Miranda is the shock inclusion in the Wolves squad to travel to China for the Premier League Asia Trophy. The 28-year-old centre back is included in the 26-man playing party who will travel to Asia on Saturday for the week-long trip. Miranda, who signed for Wolves for £3m from Rui Alves in June 2017, spent last season on loan at Greek side Olympiakos, playing 11 games. Three of those were in the Europa League, which Wolves are to play in later this month. The Portuguese centre back is still expected to move on this summer, with head…

Jack signs for Academy and another three are on trial at Wolves

Wolves have signed teenager Jack Scott for their Academy and taken three other players on trial for the younger age groups. Scott, aged 16, is a central midfielder who has joined the club from Linfield Rangers. He featured in the recent Under-23s friendlies against Shrewsbury and AFC Wulfrunians. Scott was described in a Youth Cup final programme of 2018 by coach Bryan McCarroll as follows: “Part of the league winning Under-16 team, Jack can more than hold his own at youth level. Good in the air with excellent dribbling skills, Jack shows excellent potential with several cross-channel clubs looking at…

Coady: Wolves won’t fear Europa League

Captain Conor Coady insists Wolves will embrace the Europa League like they did the Premier League – being ready for it and not fearing anyone. Wolves have qualified for European competition for the first time in 39 years and play the winners of Northern Irish side Crusaders and Faroe Islanders B36 Torshavn in the second qualifying round on July 25 and August 1. There is growing excitement at the prospect of Wolves being in Europe again and more than 6,000 tickets were sold on the first day for the first date, which is at Molineux. Burnley struggled last season after…