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3 Worst Signings Wolves Have Completed In Recent Times Including The Current Reading Winger

Nathan Byrne

3 Worst Signings Wolves Have Completed In Recent Times

When trying to piece together who Wolves would regret signing over the last few years, we can hardly name anyone they bought this summer.

The club sit proudly on top of the Championship tree and boast players of the calibre of Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota, making what we see below, seem like a thing of the very distant past.

They do have a recent history of some bad incomings though, just like everyone else in this division, with these three being among them:

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Kaiserslautern, 2016/17)

An overrated Iceland player who was signed in the summer of 2016. Kaiserslautern were one of a number of clubs to know fine well that, despite believing in their player, they should cash in on the inflated transfer values of those representing Iceland at that time.

Bodvarsson cost Wolves over £1m and as a striker who cannot be too proud of his record at the club – 3 league goals in 42 appearances.

He is now in Reading and to be fair, he has started well with 2 goals in 5, but he remains one of the worst pieces of business the club has done in recent times.

Prince Oniangue (Reims, 2016/17)

Was he ever going to make it at Wolves, really? We’re maybe being wise after the event here but his profile never really looked that good and yet he cost Wolves over £2m during what was not a great year for them in the transfer market, despite what has happened since.

Oniangue is now at Bastia on loan having made 14 appearances for the club and given his past and the impact he had at Wolves, or lack thereof, his future looks to be in France.

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town, 2015/16)

Worse players have joined in the last few years it must be said, but as a former Tottenham graduate and Wolves’ third most expensive signing of that particular summer, a lot was expected of the right-back.

He did play 24 times in the league for Wolves, but that’s it. He moved on to Wigan Athletic last summer where he has made 30 league appearances and now finds himself out on loan at Charlton Athletic.

At 25 years of age now, Byrne probably doesn’t have a lot more to give when it comes to showing teams he is capable of playing at a higher level and so life in League One and Two looks like his future.