Report outlines Wolves' target for first season back in Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are not shying away being extremely ambitious ahead of their Premier League return.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Wolves have set a sixth place finish as their target ahead of their return to the Premier League this coming season.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men won the Championship title at a canter this past season, dominating for most of the campaign and almost notching up a century of points along the way. 

Matt Doherty (c) of Wolverhampton Wanders is congratulated on scoring the opening goal by Ruben Neves and Ivan Cavaleiro during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton...

They have wasted little time to make plans for life in the top flight. Diogo Jota and Willy Boly have joined on a permanent basis after successful loan spells this past year, while Raul Jimenez has been signed on loan with the Mirror reporting that there is a £30 million option included as part of the deal.

And it appears that the club have no intention of simply settling for a finish that ensures that they will be playing top flight football for a second consecutive year, with the Mirror reporting that the club's owners Fosun are hoping to see the side finish sixth in 2018/19.

A general view of Molineux Stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Wolverhampton,...

Should they achieve that aim, it would be the club's highest finish since 1980 when the side also lifted the League Cup. It would certainly be a monumental achievement for the Molineux outfit to break into top six as early as next season.

But given the way that the club handled the expectations and pressure of this past season and have wasted little time getting deals done this summer, it may not be a huge surprise if those closer to the periphery of the top six were concerned about what the newly-promoted side may achieve.

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