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Nuno: Wolves must get signings right after Cutrone and Vallejo disappointments

Nuno Espirito Santo has warned Wolves need to make the right signings this transfer window. The Wolves head coach has expressed his disappointment at two major summer signings, Patrick Cutrone and Jesus Vallejo, not working out. Striker Cutrone, 22, has returned to Italy to join Fiorentina on an 18-month loan with a view to a £15.3m permanent move, while centre back Vallejo, also 22, is set to see out the rest of his season-long loan elsewhere after failing to convince following his temporary move from Real Madrid. Neither player got the amount of game time they or Wolves were expecting…

Wolves have Neto-ed a real star in Pedro – he can go to the top, says Ruddy

Wolves prospect Pedro Neto has been told he is going right to the top of the game and will stay there. The 19-year-old forward looks set to win more game time with Diogo Jota ruled out of at least the next two games and Patrick Cutrone joining Fiorentina. Neto scored his first Premier League goal in the 2-1 defeat at Watford on New Year’s Day after being denied by VAR in the 1-0 loss at Liverpool. The Portuguese youngster has started the last three games and he seems certain to be knocking on the door again when Wolves host Newcastle…

Cutrone’s exit from Wolves to Fiorentina confirmed with Nuno’s reaction

Wolves have confirmed Patrick Cutrone’s exit to Fiorentina on an 18-month loan with a view to a permanent deal. There is a loan fee and an option for the Serie A club to buy the 22-year-old striker for around £15.3m, meaning Wolves will recoup their £16m outlay they paid AC Milan in July. The length of the loan is to allow Fiorentina to spread the cost of the package over a longer period. Cutrone has only started once in the last 15 games as he struggled to force his way into Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting XI, and the head coach…

Nuno: Jota’s absence heightens Wolves’ need to strengthen attack

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo admits Diogo Jota’s injury has stepped up the need to strengthen his attack this month. Patrick Cutrone’s transfer to Fiorentina is going through and Wolves have lost Jota, certainly for the next two games. Jota’s leg injury is due to be scanned again next week, meaning he will definitely miss Saturday’s visit of Newcastle and the FA Cup third round replay away to Manchester United on Wednesday. Asked if injuries can alter transfer plans, Nuno said: “Of course. We cannot avoid the circumstances that happen. “We have versatile players who can help us, but we…

Gibbs-White back for Wolves – but Jota faces further scan

Morgan Gibbs-White has returned to full training with Wolves – but Diogo Jota will miss Saturday’s visit of Newcastle. Gibbs-White has missed the last 17 games with a back injury that has kept him out since October 24 against Slovan Bratislava. But the 19-year-old midfielder is fit and available, possibly to be involved at the weekend. “The good thing is Morgan is back. He’s already integrated into the training sessions so that’s good,” said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Jota missed the 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the FA Cup after suffering a ‘strong impact’ on his leg after…

Wolves’ pursuit of Hwang Hee-Chan on hold for now

Wolves’ pursuit of Hwang Hee-Chan looks to be on hold – after Red Bull Salzburg said they will not sell until the summer. Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to bolster his attack with the £19m-rated forward after being linked with a move with the South Korean for several weeks. But Wolves will have to play a waiting game because the Austrian club are not prepared to lose any more attackers until the summer. Salzburg have already sold Erling Braut Haaland to Borussia Dortmund for around £18m this month, while Takumi Minamino has joined Liverpool after they activated his £7.25m release…

Cutrone back at Wolves for now – but he could still join Fiorentina

Patrick Cutrone is back in training with Wolves as his on-off move to Fiorentina rumbles on – but Nuno Espirito Santo does NOT need to bring a replacement in first. The Serie A outfit are keen to sign the 22-year-old striker but failure to reach agreement on the overall package of the transfer so far is believed to have delayed negotiations. With no early end in sight, Wolves have recalled Cutrone so he can stay fit and sharp, and he returned to England on Tuesday night. He is now back in training at Compton. The Serie A club are believed…

Cutrone back training with Wolves after transfer ‘collapse’

Patrick Cutrone is back in training with Wolves after the collapse of his transfer to Italy. Fiorentina have been heavily linked with the 22-year-old striker but failure to reach agreement on a fee is believed to have scuppered the deal for the time being. Cutrone returned to England on Tuesday night and is back in training with Wolves after leaving on Saturday, before the Manchester United FA Cup third round tie. The Serie A club are believed to have offered a loan fee of around £1.7m with another £13.7m due in the summer to make it a permanent signing. But…

How Wolves legend Bully could have joined Manchester United

By Dave Harrison Ever thought what might have happened if Steve Bull had not joined Wolves and scored those club record 306 goals? It is quite conceivable that the club would have drifted into oblivion if Bully had not arrived to spearhead the climb from rock bottom to something approaching respectability. Well that nearly didn’t happen and wouldn’t have happened if Ron Atkinson had heeded the advice of his personal accountant back in the early 1980s. Big Ron retold the tale of what might have been when we were together at a sporting lunch in Birmingham when Bully was also…

Wolves still waiting to reach agreement over Cutrone exit

Wolves are still waiting to reach agreement for the exit of striker Patrick Cutrone, who remains in Italy waiting for his transfer to go through. Reports in Italy say negotiations with Fiorentina have slowed down due to Wolves’ demands regarding payment methods and timing. Wolves want to at least recoup the initial £16m they paid AC Milan in the summer, while it’s claimed Fiorentina are prepared to offer a loan fee of around £1.7m for the rest of the season followed by a permanent fee of £13.7m. But Wolves are also keen to land a quality replacement, having focused their…