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2019

Wolves striker Raul wants world stardom and Gold Cup success

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has targeted Gold Cup success and wants to show he has arrived on the world stage. Jimenez, soon to become the club record £32m signing, scored twice as Mexico got their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign off to a flying start with a 7-0 rout of Cuba in front of 65,000 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles at the weekend. On familiar territory, LA Galaxy midfielder Uriel Antuna took the plaudits after scoring a hat-trick, but Jimenez earned widespread praise for his contribution, netting in the 31st and 64th minutes. Jimenez is making the most of…

Wolves’ squad might have to increase with Europe – Doc

Matt Doherty believes Wolves might have to increase the size of their squad to cope with the added number of games next season. Wolves have just 16 senior outfield players yet face up to six additional matches in the group stages of the Europa League, and will start their season on July 25 in Europe – 16 days before the beginning of the Premier League campaign, August 10. They are also prepared to offload two players who drifted to the fringes during the second half of last season – Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa – but would replace them. Wolves…

Former Wolves star joins Boro – two decades after he could have signed

Former Wolves striker Robbie Keane has joined Middlesbrough as assistant head coach – two decades after he almost joined them as a player. The 38-year-old has gone to the Championship club as number two to new head coach Jonathan Woodgate, who has agreed a three-year contract. The pair were team-mates at Leeds and Tottenham and Woodgate succeeds Tony Pulis. Keane will combine his role at Boro with a similar job with the Republic of Ireland, where he assists manager and former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy. He had to gain the permission of McCarthy and the FAI before agreeing to take…

Wolves cub Enobakhare could still be sent to Coventry

Coventry City remain in the hunt for Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare – but they face rivalry for his signature from the Championship. Wolves have decided to exercise the 12-month option they have on the 21-year-old’s contract to protect their asset, amid talk that he could attract a fee of £600,000. Enobakhare showed in his loan spell with the Sky Blues last season that he looks ready to deliver on his exciting potential, scoring six goals in 18 games in League One after an unproductive spell north of the border with Kilmarnock. Despite the interest, and Wolves’ willingness to hang on…

Wolves cult hero makes his next move

Wolves cult hero George Elokobi has made his next move by signing for Maidstone United – and in typical fashion, he promises they will have never seen anything like him before! The powerhouse 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal for The Stones and moves out of the top five tiers of English football for the first time since he was at Dulwich Hamlet from 2002-04. Elokobi will be looking to guide Maidstone to promotion after they were relegated from the National League in bottom place last season. And the typically irrepressible Elokobi gave Stones fans a taste of what is…

Wolves ‘inquire’ about Burnley defender Tarkowski – claim

Wolves have inquired about Burnley defender James Tarkowski as Nuno Espirito Santo looks to strengthen his defence. The Times claim the 26-year-old England international is the subject of Wolves’ and other interest too, with Leicester targeting him and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk in case Harry Maguire moves to Manchester United or Manchester City this summer. Burnley are in no hurry to sell and Tarkowski still has three years left to run on his contract. But the attraction of Europa League football is bound to be of interest to the Mancunian former Brentford centre back, who has been capped twice and was…

Wolves are ‘a team full of quality’ – Leicester boss Rodgers’ reaction to first fixture

Brendan Rodgers claims Wolves are a ‘team full of quality’ after his Leicester City side were handed a home Midlands derby against them on the opening day of the Premier League season. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side make the short journey across the Midlands on Saturday, August 10 in a repeat of Leicester’s first home game last season, when the Foxes won 2-0. Leicester boss Rodgers, who was still in charge of Celtic at the time, saw enough of Wolves last season to know they must be respected, after they finished seventh last term, five points ahead of ninth-placed Leicester. “It…

Wolves linked with Phillips signing which could lead to swap deal

Wolves are being linked with a swoop for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips – which could involve a swap deal with Helder Costa. The 23-year-old holding player is in high demand as Leeds have promised him a new contract with interest from newly promoted Aston Villa, who are reportedly poised to make a £14m bid for him, along with interest from Southampton and Norwich. Leeds want as much as £20m for a player who has made 141 appearances for his only and hometown club since making his debut against Wolves on April 6, 2015 in a 4-3 defeat for the…

Don: Three signings for the spine to help Wolves to top six

Don Goodman has revealed he would improve the entire spine of Wolves’ team this summer to help them try to reach the top six. The former Wolves striker, who told www.wolvesbite.com earlier this month that his old club can finish in the top six next season, now informs us they should be looking to strengthen the centre back, central midfield and striker positions – and possibly a goalkeeper, if John Ruddy decides he cannot remain on the fringes, this summer. The attacking options are under scrutiny after former club record signings Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa were made available for…

Mick defends decision to ditch Wolves’ Doc

Mick McCarthy has defended his decision not to play Wolves wing back Matt Doherty in Ireland’s last two games, but admits he ‘loves’ him. The 27-year-old was forced to sit out the 1-1 draw away to Denmark and the 2-0 win against Gibraltar, with captain Seamus Coleman preferred at right back and Ireland manager McCarthy reluctant to give Doherty another chance at wide right. The former Wolves boss brought Doherty to Molineux in 2010 from Bohemians and he has gone on to play 252 times in gold and black. McCarthy stressed he remains a big admirer of a player he…