Wolves' five-point plan for the January transfer window

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to go from strength-to-strength in the new year.

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

Nuno Espirito Santo has worked wonders since taking over at Molineux in the summer, with his side currently sitting pretty at the top of the Championship table.

The Black Country outfit have been so imperious that it is hard to see where the Portuguese can improve.

The 43-year-old is of the mentality that he and his team can always do better though, and with that in mind, here is a five point plan for Wolves during the January transfer window...

1. Tie down as many loan signings as possible on permanent deals

Leo Bonatini of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12,...

Rúben Vinagre, Alfred N’Diaye, Léo Bonatini, Willy Boly and Diogo Jota all joined Wolves in the summer on season-long loan deals.

Their impacts have been such that it would have quite a substantial affect on Nuno's side if they left the club in the summer.

The Portuguese must make it his prioirty to sign all five of them up on permanent deals.

They have options to buy on Jota, Bonatini and N'Diaye, so it should not be too complicated to secure permanent transfers for at least three of the five players mentioned.

2. Sign another striker

Benik Afobe of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth at Liberty Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

According to the Express & Star, Nuno has prioritised the signing of at least one striker during the January transfer window.

If the Portuguese manages to bring in a forward with Championship pedigree, it could spell curtains for their rivals in the chase for the title.

Bournemouth ace Benik Afobe would be the ideal target, whilst Newcastle hitman Dwight Gayle is another potential option.

3. Bring in another winger to keep Helder Costa on his toes

Claudio Bravo of Manchester City saves a shot from Helder Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at...

Wolves are fairly well-stocked in the wide attacking areas, but bringing another top-notch winger in would only help them in their quest to achieve promotion back to the Premier League.

A loan deal for Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards could be a viable option for Nuno to explore.

4. Offer Barry Douglas and John Ruddy new deals

John Ruddy of Wolverhampton Wanderers gives orders during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Fulham at Molineux on November 3, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

The Wolves duo have only 18 months remaining on their current deals at Molineux.

They are both key men for Nuno's side, and the Black Country outfit should ensure that the pair do not head into the final year of their current deals.

5. DO NOT neglect the youth setup

It will be vitally important for Wolves' evolution for Nuno to give some of the club's promising youngsters more opportunities over the course of the upcoming months.

Kortney Hause is one player in particular who could be given more of a chance, having made just one appearance all season.

Every fan loves to see youngsters brought through into the first-team, and Nuno should not forget the value of providing a platform for the club's youngsters to flourish.

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