Wolves came into the transfer window with plenty of work to do but it could only happen if they sold some of their best players.
The Old Gold had limited spending power and it was thought that in order to reinvest in the playing squad, Ruben Neves and Adama Traore would have to leave Molineux behind.
What’s the word?
Wolves are heading into the final weeks of the window still aiming to sign a centre-forward but they are set to gain the necessary money in order to do so by selling the likes of Rafa Mir, Patrick Cutrone and Romain Saiss.
That’s according to Tim Spiers who delivered an encouraging update on the future for Wolves in the window.
In his latest column for The Athletic, Spiers revealed that Wolves aren’t anticipating selling either Neves or Traore.
Who is more important to Wolves?
Arsenal’s interest in the former has never materialised and they will now only sell if their sizeable asking prices are met.
After Wolves finished 13th in the Premier League last season, this will come as a massive boost to their hopes of getting back in continental action.
During Nuno Santo’s final season at Molineux, he struggled to find an answer to their troubles as the Old Gold slipped down the table after missing Raul Jimenez from November onwards.
Pedro Neto finished as their joint-top scorer alongside the aforementioned Neves. That provides a big reason as to why they simply have to keep hold of the central midfielder.
Furthermore, Traore has shown that he’s one of the most dangerous players in the top-flight.
He did only score two goals last term but on his day, the Spaniard is an unstoppable force capable of scaring defenders with his remarkable speed and trickery.
Lage hasn’t had an ideal start to life in the Midlands but the idea that the Wolves hierarchy isn’t keen on selling should be music to his ears.
They are two key components in the Wolves XI and if they are to replicate their top-half finishes, they will need them to remain at the club. Consequently, fans should be absolutely delighted at this update.