A top class manager, an array of established internationals, exciting young talent, ambitious billionaire owners, European football and links with one of the most influential ‘super-agents’ in world football; it’s fair to say Wolverhampton Wanderers have a lot going for them.
But until Wolves are fully established as one of the major powerhouses of English football, the very best players in the world game will remain just out of their reach.
According to FC Inter News, the Black Country giants had hoped to tempt Ivan Perisic to England once it became clear that he had no future under Antonio Conte, and his patented 3-5-2 formation, at Inter Milan.
Perisic, however, had no interest in swapping the San Siro for a club who finished 15th in the Championship just two years ago.
And after sealing an initial loan move to Bayern Munich, the dominant force of German football with genuine Champions League ambitions, few will be questioning Perisic’s decision to give Wolves the cold shoulder today. Even the most fervent Wolves supporter would struggle to argue that they’re on a level with FC Hollywood right now.
After all, while Wolves are a rising force of English football, Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t going to lead them to domestic and European glory any time soon.
This proud old club has made remarkable progress in recent years, from losing to Bristol City, Reading and Wigan to qualifying for the Europe and finishing seventh in the Premier League.
But they still have a long way to go before established international performers like Perisic view Molineux as an appealing destination.
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