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2019

Wolves can compete for the Champions League – Don

Don Goodman reckons Wolves can compete for a Champions League spot next season – but warned fans that the hard bit is to come. The former Molineux striker has been hugely impressed with his old club over the last two years, first winning the Championship and then finishing seventh in their first campaign back in the Premier League and qualifying for the Europa League. But the 54-year-old believes they can crack the top four with the right investment this summer. “I think Wolves can forget about Manchester City and Liverpool and probably even Tottenham, but the other three, at the…

Bright’s deal extended by Wolves but Zyro is one of six leave to Molineux

Wolves have extended Bright Enobakhare’s deal but released six players who will shortly be out of contract, headed by winger Michal Zyro. Enobakhare had a one-year option in his contract triggered to keep him at the club. The 21-year-old forward impressed on loan at League One side Coventry City during the second half of the season, scoring six goals in 18 appearances, and appearing in the EFL team of the week. It’s understood there has been substantial interest in Enobakhare, who figured 26 times under Nuno Espirito Santo in the Championship-winning campaign of 2017-18. But he will start pre-season as…

Ebanks-Landell joins Shrews; Wolves’ Hause to Villa ‘agreed’ – claim

Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell has become the first departure from Molineux this summer by joining Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee. Kortney Hause could also be leaving Wolves soon, turning his loan at Aston Villa into a permanent move. Ebanks-Landell, 26, who had 12 months left on his contract, has signed a three-year deal at the League One club. It ends a 17-year association with Wolves, who he joined aged nine before rising through the academy. He will be reunited with some familiar faces at Montgomery Waters Meadow, where manager Sam Ricketts and midfielder Dave Edwards are former Wolves team-mates.…

Abraham has no regrets about snubbing Wolves move

Tammy Abraham has suggested he has no regrets about not moving to Wolves in January. The 21-year-old striker was part of Aston Villa’s Championship play-off winning team that beat Derby 2-1 at Wembley on Monday to join Wolves in the Premier League. Abraham now returns to Chelsea after his season-long loan expired, having scored 25 goals in 37 League games for Villa. The England Under-21 international’s future will be the subject of plenty of debate. He has three years on his contract at Chelsea, who are under a transfer embargo for the next two windows, while Villa might push for…

Wolves midfielder Neves on Liverpool speculation

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has successfully swerved questions about potential interest from Liverpool by concentrating on his role for Portugal. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Champions League finalists after comments from Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders, who coached Neves in the Porto youth team. Asked about the development of Neves, Lijnders told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: “I know him very well, his ambition, his passion for the game, his professionalism. “I know what he gives to the team and this type of player always interests us. “I recognised him when I saw him at Wolves.…

Wolves are the best promoted team I have seen but will need to strengthen – Hibbitt

Kenny Hibbitt believes Wolves are the best promoted team he has seen but reckons Nuno Espirito Santo will add several signings to improve on their Premier League finish and sustain a Europa League run. Wolves legend Hibbitt watched many of the home games with the fans at Molineux this season as he promoted his autobiography Seasons Of My Life in the pubs and clubs in and around Wolverhampton city centre. The former midfielder was hugely impressed with the performances of the team as they finished seventh in their first season back in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup…

England U21s’ selection never in doubt for Wolves man – Aidy

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White’s elevation to England Under-21s was never in doubt, according to the man who promoted him. The 19-year-old has earned his first call-up to Aidy Boothroyd’s squad for this summer’s European Championships in Italy and San Marino next month, from June 16-30. Gibbs-White made 31 appearances for Wolves this season and has been closely monitored by St Georges’ Park staff, so much so that Boothroyd was invited to Compton for lunch with head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and his staff in March. “He was really close (to being picked for the last squad) and he was close…