Name a player who donned the famous Old Gold of Wolverhampton Wanderers last season and it’s likely they spent time on the sidelines.

As Wolves limped to a 13th place finish in the Premier League, the Midlands outfit did so after being plagued and pillaged by injuries.

Raul Jimenez has been missing since November after sustaining a fractured skull while Jonny underwent surgery on two ACL injuries last term.

Pedro Neto is also set to miss the beginning of the new season while he recovers from a broken knee cap.

The Portuguese dynamo cruelly missed out on a place in his country’s squad for the European Championship after enjoying his best campaign to date.

Neto’s term was crowned by winning the club’s Player of the Season award. Since then, he’s been linked with mega-money moves away. That won’t come as a surprise to Wolves because the forward has been scintillating.

Should Wolves sign Robinson?

No thanks!

No thanks!

Yes please!

Yes please!

The Portugal international is a constant menace down the left-hand side and will benefit from having the flying Rayan Ait-Nouri behind him next season.

The left-back signed a permanent deal at Molineux last week but they’re still in the market for Fulham’s Antonee Robinson who may cost around £10m.

If he pens terms in the Midlands, then Bruno Lage has the potential to create a magical duo between Robinson and the effervescent Neto.

The latter was a ball of energy last season and ended it as the club’s joint top-scorer alongside Ruben Neves.

Neto has the ability to beat a man with ease and possesses two incredibly crafty feet. At times, it’s difficult to work out whether his right or left foot is his strongest.

In 2020/21, the 21-year-old managed more key passes per game (2) than any other player in the squad. He recorded the second-highest dribbles per match behind Adama Traore (2.1) and was only behind Jimenez for shots per game.

Remarkably, Lage could double the threat on the left-hand side with the addition of Robinson.

Like Neto, he was absolutely rampant in that half of the pitch last season. The Fulham defender made one key pass per match and completed 1.8 dribbles on average each outing.

That would have put him third in the Wolves squad for that statistic.

Dubbed “unbelievable” by former Old Gold man Karl Henry, the 23-year-old has pace and energy in abundance.

The duel threat down the left next season could be awe-inspiring at Molineux.

AND in other news, Wolves plot bid for 6ft3 colossus of the “highest level”, he may be their new Jimenez…





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