Sport Wolves eye swoop for 28 y/o who's been "outstanding" at Euro 2020, Lage must sign him - opinion
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Wolves are on the verge of completing the appointment of Bruno Lage as their new manager.Wolves have moved swiftly to find their new manager and they are now on the verge of an announcement.
Wolves may not have much left in the financial kitty this summer but that hasn’t stopped them from ramping up their efforts in the transfer market.
The Old Gold haveto sign Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge while landing is also a possibility.
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Wolves have already lost John Ruddy this summer after his contract expired but they could also lose number one goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
He hasthe attention of Roma and a deal is thought to be edging closer to completion.
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Wolves linked with 21-year-old La Liga aceLage's appointment at Molineux was only confirmed on Wednesday morning, but it seems that he is wasting little time in getting straight to work on bringing in new signings now that the transfer window has officially opened.
With that in mind, Bruno Lage will need to find a new ‘keeper in order to bolster the Wolves ranks.
According to, they are interested in signing Leicester City’s Danny Ward.
He has caught the eye for Wales at Euro 2020 and it would appear that Wolves have been left impressed by his performances.
If Lage can convince Ward to move across the Midlands then it would be an astute replacement from Patricio.
They will need a capable and experienced man to replace the Portugal international, but fortunately, those are areas that Ward ticks the boxes of.
The 28-year-old remarkably hasn’t played a game of league football sincebut his displays during the ongoing European Championships have been nothing short of superb.
Wolves could find their new Barry Douglas with swoop for "magic" £22m-rated beast - opinion
Wolves could find their new Barry Douglas by signing Rangers full-back Borna Barisic. Reportedly valued at £22m over the last year, the Croatian is a target for Wolves during the summer transfer window. Football Insider claims the Old Gold are battling Arsenal and Aston Villa to sign him. Another deadly weapon from set-pieces, Barisic has everything in his locker that Douglas successfully brought to the Midlands. After scoring from a free-kick last season, Gers boss Steven Gerrard described the defender as “magic.” During the 2020/21 campaign, the 28-year-old provided four goals and 14 assists.
Ward has made a succession of top-drawer stops for his country, makingsaves per 90 minutes, the third-highest number at the tournament.
On top of that, the Welshman has prevented more xG () than any other number 1 during the Euros. The next best goalkeeper is Finland’s Lukas Hradecky on .
Speaking about his form this summer, Andy King: “He’s been one of Wales’ outstanding players in this tournament.”
King continued: “He’s been absolutely brilliant. For someone who doesn’t play football for their club week in, week out, he’s assured in everything he’s done.
“He’s been commanding, he’s come for crosses and his distribution has been excellent.”
With that in mind, Ward is surely ready for more first-team football once the tournament has concluded.
Wolves need a new stopper and the Wales international should be searching for a better chance elsewhere.
A lack of league football isn’t always indicative of where you are as a footballer. You only need to look across the Midlands to Emi Martinez.
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Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has claimed he would like to see new Wolves manager Bruno Lage try Adama Traore as a No 9. Traore has been at Wolves since he made the switch from Middlesbrough in 2018 and has been recently linked with a move away from Molineux, as recent reports suggest Chelsea […]Traore has been at Wolves since he made the switch from Middlesbrough in 2018 and has been recently linked with a move away from Molineux, as recent reports suggest Chelsea and Leeds are interested in the Spain international.
He only ever managedleague appearances for Arsenal but rocked up at Aston Villa to take the top-flight by storm. Martinez kept clean sheets last term and made saves, only to be bettered by Sam Johnstone and Aaron Ramsdale.
Wolves should repeat a similar trick this summer by landing Ward; he has proven to be a reliable and exceptional shot-stopper.
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Wolves want young defender at MolineuxThe 20-year-old has been limited to just six Premier League appearances this term, and reportedly wants to move away from Anfield in order to get some regular game time under his belt.