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Wolves - The Transfers Saga Begins!!


Mourinho's Man?

By Wolves
August 27 2020

So the annual circus that is the Transfer Window is now open and already Wolves fans find themselves watching on in nervous expectation.

Having already seen goalkeeper Will Norris head to Burnley as Joe Hart's permanent replacement, and Morgan Gibbs-White head out on loan to Swansea, Wolves are also now in the headlights as Jose Mourinho seeks to take our logest serving player Matt Doherty to Spurs. This will undoubtedly be seen as a surprise move by some and a logical move by others, considering his considerable impact and goal-scoring feats in the Premiership and the fact that their current right wing back Serge Aurier is being courted by AC Milan.

Spurs are described as being in 'advanced talks' with Wolves over their plans to take Doherty in a deal which could amount to a value of £16 million. Meanwhile Wolves are alledgedly attempting to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles for a siilar fee, although some reports say he doesn't want to move.

What are your views about the possible changes taking place? Should Doc be allowed to leave or is he too valuable? Will the transfer window be likely to influence the club's intention to get Nuno to sign a new contract? 

Let us know your thoughts and aspirations for our club. 

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Wolves - The Transfers Saga Begins!!
Discussion started by Wolves , 27/08/2020 17:10
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27/08/2020 17:10
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Lupinehowler
27/08/2020 17:27
If we are to receive 16M for Doc then I think it will be good business. The club looks for “young and hungry “ so 16M should go a significant way to buying in someone as a replacement who can give us several years of service.
Will be sorry to see Doc leave but he is now entering the twilight years of his career and there must be a good youngster out there somewhere. I would imagine that the club have already identified various targets.

Cheshire wolf
28/08/2020 14:51
Personally I think young Oscar Buur probably has potential to fill Doc's boots with the good coaching he's likely to continue receiving from Nuno and his team.



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Ivybridge Wolf
28/08/2020 19:37
Weren’t we after Maitland-Niles? Maybe Doc has got a message. In this day and age, a player who lasts 10 years in a club deserves to be saluted, especially with all our ups and downs during that time. Personally I don’t think he’s in the twilight, and at 28 (29 next year) I think he’s got plenty in him left, several years in fact, though appreciate money talks. But ..... he hasn’t gone yet!!

When does the window close this season?



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Cheshire wolf
29/08/2020 10:09
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Ivybridge Wolf

When does the window close this season?

5th October Ivy


I guess it was always going to be on the cards that one of these teams would try and lure our stars away but I don't think many f us thought it would be Doc that they wanted. I agree he has been a magnificent servant since making his debut at Anfield when MM sent him on, but I don't think he would be up for another 50 game season next season with Nuno!!

In the pre-amble I overlooked the fact that Leeds United have already signed Helder Costa from us for £16m and we have signed some little known keeper from Villa on a free!!

As far as I know we are still looking at Maitland-Niles but our initial bid of £15m has been rejected and there are also claims he doesn't want to come to us!!

Andy Fincher
29/08/2020 10:57
For me this could be one of the more interesting transfer windows. If we used, what, 21 players actually on the pitch last season? And one of them was Jordao who only made his League debut in the last 10 mins of the final match. Cutrone and Vallejo went in January, Doherty's move looks imminent, MGW is at Swansea for the season and Jonny is out for most, if not all of it. That cuts it down to 15 or 16 and two of them are goalkeepers.
I don't know what's happening with Maitland-Niles but we must be bringing 3 or 4 in surely and I saw a few days ago that Tim Spiers reckons we are still interested in Ruben Dias.

an angry wolf
29/08/2020 11:55
Quote:
Lupinehowler
If we are to receive 16M for Doc then I think it will be good business. The club looks for “young and hungry “ so 16M should go a significant way to buying in someone as a replacement who can give us several years of service.
Will be sorry to see Doc leave but he is now entering the twilight years of his career and there must be a good youngster out there somewhere. I would imagine that the club have already identified various targets.


The season before the one just gone Docherty was arguably our player of the season so why would we want to sell him? I wouldnt describe a 28 year old as "entering the twilight years" of his career Lupine and as for young and hungry, we moved on from that nonsense years ago when Morgan left to excuse cheap and cheerful. We want talent , age is irrelevant

Andy Fincher
29/08/2020 12:37
Just seen a report that we have put in a bid for Mexican Jesus Corona of Porto. I've only seen him play once, in the Portuguese Cup final against Benfica, but he looked good. If that's anything to go by I hope this is true.
Unfortunate surname mind you.

Cheshire wolf
29/08/2020 12:51
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Andy Fincher
Just seen a report that we have put in a bid for Mexican Jesus Corona of Porto. I've only seen him play once, in the Portuguese Cup final against Benfica, but he looked good. If that's anything to go by I hope this is true.
Unfortunate surname mind you.

I was in a pub last night that had a sign on the wall saying "Anyone who asks for a Corona but hold the virus" will be barred!!

Lupinehowler
29/08/2020 20:55
Understand your point of view Angry but the club philosophy does seem to be to purchase younger players and the natural evolvement of the squad does require a level of turnover and the older players will be sold while they have a “value”.

an angry wolf
29/08/2020 21:18
I think 16 million for Docherty is a terrible deal.. a player in his prime years part of one of the best defences in England (4th lowest goals against) for 16 million? The area we need to replace/upgrade is upfront and in midfield linking the midfield to the strikers rather than selling one of our best players for 16 million which wouldnt be enough to buy a top level championship player let alone premier league one. I'd start by transfer listing Jota , get Moutinho off the wage bill and bring in a couple of pacey attacking midfielders and at least one striker. I'd be happy to sell Neves over Docherty who woul d be worth far more but why do we need to sell anyone with the 4th lowest wage bill and smallest squad in the league?

Lupinehowler
30/08/2020 11:36
Docs move to Spurs now confirmed.

an angry wolf
31/08/2020 19:48
We reportedly sold him for a fee of around 15 million ( maximum) with 10% to Bohemians leaving us with 13.5 million. In todays market he is worth at least double that- one of the best right backs in the league sold for a pittance in his prime years... it's a shocker for wolves whichever way you look at it.

Cheshire wolf
04/09/2020 16:51
I have to say I'm disappointed with the Transfer Window for us so far. We have let Norris, Costa and Doc go and no sign of us bringing anyone in before our game a week on Monday. I think Oscar Buur probably has the potential to step into Doc's shoes, but will need time to settle in as a regular. I have to wonder whether they are actually planning to promote from the Under 23's as well as looking for proven players.

Ivybridge Wolf
04/09/2020 19:00
I try no to worry or get sucked into many of the weird goings on associated with transfers or the window BUT we have 9 days to go to our kick off. Having read the various fan comments about Doc leaving and watching him walk away down to Spurs, other than wishing Doc all the very best for his service, I am significantly ‘glass very much more than half empty’ on the matter.

There have been arguments that Fosun and Nuno know what they’re doing, we’ve been here before (Cav, Douglas, Costa etc etc) but we start this season just weeks after the end of last season when the vast majority of us had identified we need more recruits not less ..... not forgetting Jonny .... we’re sorry he won’t be coming home (Fine Young Cannibals reference 😁, apologies) for quite a while yet.

As an aside, linked with investment and Fosun, I’ve previously mentioned about the current rather negative UK / China political climate / narrative ..... I now wonder what Jeff and the rest make of the latest news with the collapse of the premier league Chinese TV contract .... hardly good news to keep developing our ‘brand’ (I abide that phrase with a passion).



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Lupinehowler
05/09/2020 10:39
Only two signings so far and both out on loan. Given that we have been investing in youngsters for the past 3 years or so I am guessing that some of them will be asked to step up and prove their worth or what is the point!!
Also expecting one or two quality signings to give us the numbers to compete across the season and avoid tripping up due to injury etc.

Andy Fincher
05/09/2020 16:03
Reports say that we are to sign 18 year old forward from Porto, Fabio Silva, for £35m.

Cheshire wolf
05/09/2020 16:12
The Express and Star is quoted on Google saying an announcement should be made today of Wolves signing 18 year old Fabio Silva from Porto for £35m (40m Euros)!! Seemingly another deal done by Jorge Mendes which ensures his realistic price is met, despite a release clause of 125m Euros being in place!! He scored 8 goals with 6 assists in 33 games last season, which in itself would question the huge price tag!

an angry wolf
05/09/2020 17:19
Fabio Silva is a fantastic player, this is the sort of signing we need

Cheshire wolf
05/09/2020 17:32
Fabio Silva has been signed on a five year deal

Andy Fincher
06/09/2020 16:01
Looks as though Lyon defender Fernando Marcal as joined.

an angry wolf
06/09/2020 19:48
Another good player, these transfers are statements of intent instead of the wishy washy garbage we had pre fosun of cheap garbage that stayed in the youth team forever.

an angry wolf
06/09/2020 19:56
If we manage to bring in a central midfielder of more attacking intent than Moutinho and a doc replacement I will be very happy with this transfer window assuming no one else leaves

Andy Fincher
07/09/2020 13:36
I have seen rumours ( and we know what to make of rumours don't we? Probably a load of cobblers) that the midfielder could be Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Billericay Wolf
07/09/2020 18:11
I read that Marcal is an experienced hard tackling player who doesn't take many prisoners (3 red cards plus a number of yellows last season). I hope we actually get to see him play for a settled period!

Andy Fincher
07/09/2020 21:14
Yet another story, only this one seems to have more legs to it. Wolves are looking to bring in midfielder Vitor Ferreira (Vitinha), another from Porto. 20 years old on a season long lone with an option to buy for about £18m.

Lupinehowler
08/09/2020 07:05
I must admit that the intention of Fosun seems to be being maintained. I was just a bit worried at the beginning of the transfer window that further investment looked unlikely but once again they have stepped up to the mark. Looking forward to the start of the season with a greater optimism particularly as it would seem that Traore and Raul will still be with us.

Andy Fincher
08/09/2020 22:57
More rumours, I know, but the same Portuguese journalist who was on the ball about Silva and Marcel (or Ferreira, I can't remember) is saying we are in for Alex Telles in front of Man Utd. If we pull that off and that doesn't stir your blood you might as well call the undertaker.

Cheshire wolf
09/09/2020 22:29
Another confirmed signing this evening with the arrival of 20 year old midfielder Vitigno who has grown in the Porto team alongside Fabio Silva. I have also seen claims that we are still looking for a replacement for the Doc, but... so far so good!!

Andy Fincher
09/09/2020 22:30
Vitinha has signed. COYW

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