Wolverhampton Wanderers are focusing on adding quality over quantity in the summer transfer window despite the ominous prospect of Europa League football, according to the Express and Star.
Nuno Espirito Santo has preferred a settled side since taking over at Molineux in the summer of 2017, putting together a tight-knit squad with a small group of players he trusts implicitly.
Wolves famously fielded the same starting XI for their first seven games of the current Premier League season, with the likes of Leander Dendoncker (below) and Romain Saiss forced to wait for their chance on the bench.
But, with the Black Country side looking good for a place in the Europa League next season, there are understandably some concerns that Wolves’ squad is too small to compete on both fronts.
The Express and Star reports that they are hoping to avoid a dramatic drop-off like the one suffered by Burnley, who won just three of their first 19 Premier League matches in 2018/19 after battling Aberdeen, Istanbul Basaksehir and Olympiacos in a gruelling qualification stage.
Despite this, and the fact that Wolves have some of the richest owners around in Chinese billionaires Fosun International, the Express and Star suggests there will not be a fleet of new signings next summer.
Instead, Wolves are likely to add three or four additions in crucial areas – just like last summer.