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Go for it Santo – 2 Bargain signings Wolves should complete before January deadline

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Nuno Espírito Santo

2 Bargain Signings Wolves Should Complete Before Deadline Day

Wolves’ recent home defeat to Nottingham Forest may well be the worst thing that has happened to them this season so far. The runaway league leaders in the Championship have taken any issues in their stride and gone about their job relentlessly to stride towards what appears to be a league title triumph and promotion to the Premier League.

However, there may be some tiredness in a squad which, despite being large, has been a tight one with all of the important league matches played by a group no bigger than 14 or 15 players.

The reputation Wolves have is that they can spend big, however, I’m not certain they have limitless funds at all. I believe what has happened is simply that Nuno Espirito Santo has done the brave thing of spending the majority of his cash budget on one or two players he knows to be top class.

True, Ruben Neves cost the club around £15.8million and has looked brilliant in the midfield. But it must be remembered that the likes of Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini are only here on loan while Barry Douglas and Rafa Mir were signed for a really low sum of money.

So, with that in mind, the club may need more cheap signings to bulk up the squad and here are two possible captures:

Jack Colback (Newcastle United)

Promoted with Newcastle last season, Colback knows his way around the Championship and is being shown the door by Newcastle, which should lead to him being available on the cheap.

True, Colback has given Rafa some headaches this term but that doesn’t mean his career should be over and Wolves definitely need cover for Romain Saiss and Ruben Neves in the midfield.

Andrea Pinamonti (Inter Milan)

The young striker has plenty of potential but has been told by Inter that he may leave this month if he wishes to, putting several clubs on high alert.

The fact that he has potential is offset in the market by the fact that he is only 18 years of age, way too young at this stage for Inter to be demanding huge fees. So he could be on the market for a very little amount. If that’s the case, then surely Wolves have to go for it, especially given that there is no guarantee that top scorer Bonatini will be around next season. So they have to have some sort of succession plan for the Brazilian’s departure.