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Nuno still pushing for one more signing at Wolves

Wolves are still hoping to tie up one more signing before the transfer window shuts on Thursday. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is pushing for the arrival of a midfielder, believed to be Southampton’s Mario Lemina, before the 5pm deadline. But Wolves, who play their next Europa League tie, away to Armenian side FC Pyunik that night, will have to move quickly if they are to get their man. Wolves have been linked with the 25-year-old midfielder for a while, and Southampton are understood to be willing to let him leave St Mary’s, for around the £15.4m they paid Juventus…

Wolves snap up Azerbaijan ace – and hope he can follow Jota

Wolves have announced a signing for the future in Azerbaijan international Renat Dadashov. The 20-year-old striker has penned a four-year contract after joining from Portuguese side Estoril for an undisclosed fee. Dadashov, who scored four goals in 22 appearances in Portugal’s Liga Pro (second division) last season, has been immediately loaned out to fellow Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira for the season to gain further experience. Pacos is where Wolves striker Diogo Jota began his professional career and club officials are hoping the recently promoted side, who will be playing in Portugal’s Primeira Liga this season, can have a similar…

Henry recalls ‘time of my life’ at Wolves after announcing retirement

Karl Henry insists he had the ‘time of my life’ captaining Wolves after retiring from football at the age of 36. The news was announced by Wolves’ official Twitter feed just hours after the former Molineux captain made his debut for Wolves All Stars in a charity game at Darlaston FC on Sunday. In a professional career that started in 1999 and spanned just under 20 years, the Wolverhampton-born midfielder played 528 League games, scoring 11 goals, with 574 appearances in total, for Stoke City, Cheltenham on loan, Wolves, QPR, Bolton and Bradford City. Ironically, Henry played his first and…

Out-of-favour Wolves man Bright drops hint on next move

Out-of-favour Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare has dropped a potential hint about his next move. The 21-year-old was reportedly in the crowd at St Andrew’s on Saturday to watch tenants Coventry City beat Southend 1-0 in their opening game of the season in League One. Enobakhare spent the second half of last season at the Sky Blues, who are understood to have lodged a £600,000 bid for him this summer. And the Wolves Academy graduate, who scored six goals in 18 games for Mark Robins’s side last spring, is understood to have bought a ticket to sit among the 6,534 crowd…

Wolves discover potential Europa League opponents

Wolves will face Italian side Torino or Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus in the Europa League if they beat Armenian side FC Pyunik. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were drawn against their next potential play-off opponents on Monday. First though they have to beat Pyunik over two legs, with the first tie away on Thursday, followed by the return at Molineux a week later. The first leg of the play-off ties are scheduled to take place away on Thursday, August 22, before the second legs seven days later at either Molineux or the Republican Stadium. Both teams were one of 26 ‘seeded’…

Wolves’ aim is to close the gap on the top six – Eves

Mel Eves believes Wolves’ aim this season should be to close the gap on the Premier League’s top six. Last season Wolves surprised many by finishing seventh in their first season back in the top flight to clinch the highest place of a promoted team since Ipswich were fifth in 2000-01. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were nine points behind sixth-placed Manchester United, and 13 behind Arsenal, who finished fifth. They were three points ahead of Everton in eighth and five above Leicester in ninth. League Cup winner Eves, a regular summariser on Wolves games for BBC Radio WM, reckons Nuno’s…

Wolves can challenge for top six – Sinton

Andy Sinton believes Wolves could challenge for a top-six spot this season – after recalling the dark days when playing at Molineux in front of 3,400. The former Tottenham and England winger is now an ambassador for Championship club QPR, one of his old teams. But the 53-year-old, who made 82 appearances in gold and black from 1999-2002, retains a huge fondness for Wolves and reckons after last season’s seventh-placed finish, they can challenge the elite. “I see no reason why not. In my view the Premier League is split into three leagues, but they’re in the mini league that…

Coady insists Wolves focused on Europa run

Conor Coady insists Wolves are fully focused on progressing in the Europa League, despite the big kick-off in the Premier League looming next week. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will play Armenian side FC Pyunik away next Thursday as their reward for beating Northern Irish outfit Crusaders 6-1 on aggregate. Wolves face a gruelling 6,370-mile round trip for the third qualifying round first leg, just three days before they start their top-flight campaign with a trip to Leicester. But Coady insists they will not be distracted by the trip across the Midlands. “Our minds are on Armenia now, because we need…

Moore the merrier for Wolves youngsters Ennis and John

Wolves striker Niall Ennis admits the pull of playing for former Albion manager Darren Moore was a factor in him joining Doncaster. The 20-year-old striker has signed on a season-long loan for the League One club with fellow Molineux Academy graduate Cameron John. Wolverhampton-born Ennis, who was also wanted by League Two side Plymouth, says he jumped at the opportunity to join Rovers when he discovered the club was interested. Moore managed the Baggies first team in the Premier League and the Championship, as well as their Under-23s. Ennis said: “Hearing a manager like Darren Moore wants you in his…

Wolves U23s duo join Doncaster on season-long loans

Wolves prospects Niall Ennis and Cameron John will be playing League One football this season after joining Doncaster Rovers on season-long loans. Striker Ennis, 20, who made his Wolves debut in the FA Cup fourth round win against Shrewsbury Town in February, and 19-year-old centre back John will spend the 2019-20 season at the Keepmoat Stadium under new boss Darren Moore. Highly-rated Ennis, who was the club’s top scorer in the Under-23s last season, has also signed a new deal with his boyhood club, which will keep him at Molineux until the summer of 2022. John, who was an unused…