Wolves could rue missing out on ideal target Emyr Huws to Ipswich Town

Nuno Espirito Santo

Emyr Huws is the kind of midfielder Wolves are crying out for but the former Cardiff City man has signed a permanent deal with Ipswich Town instead.

You can hardly blame Emyr Huws for jumping at the chance to stay at Ipswich Town.

In a nomadic career filled with various short-term loans, the eleven-time Welsh international finally found his feet at Portman Road after signing on loan from Cardiff City in January.

Netting three goals in 13 Championship games, comprising of late winners against Aston Villa and Brentford plus a well-taken strike in an impressive 3-1 win against Newcastle United, Huws was nothing less than a revelation in Ipswich.

Ipswich Town's Emyr Huws applauds fans after the matchIpswich Town fans immediately took to Emyr Huws

Therefore, the former Manchester City prospect signing a four-year deal to remain in Anglia appears to suit all parties.

"Emyr was outstanding for us last season. He was arguably our best player along with Tom Lawrence and he certainly made us a better team," Town boss Mick McCarthy said in quotes reported by the BBC.

However, while Ipswich will toast potentially one of the signings of the summer, Wolves may end up drowning their sorrows.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that Wolves were challenging Ipswich, as well as Bristol City, in an attempt to rescue Huws from a disappointing spell at Cardiff.

Huwge loss

And though the Midland giants have plenty of money to spend thanks to the financial muscle provided by their Chinese conglomerate owners, a bargain deal for Huws could have been one of the best bits of business conducted at Molinuex in a number of years.

His creative thrust and ability to thread the ball through an eye of the needle from central midfield is not a skillset shared by any of the Wolves players currently at the disposal of new coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Norwich City's Jacob Murphy in action with Ipswich's Emyr Huws

Wolves were forced to rely on the maverick genius of winger Helder Costa for creativity last season with their midfield largely made up of hard-working busy bees rather than suave visionaries.

In short, Wolves need a player like Huws. And missing their chance could be a major blow.

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