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26 Sep 2020 14:46:07
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25 Sep 2020 12:34:00
No official bid for Costa as of now apparently. Juve deciding whether to sell or not in next few days.

25 Sep 2020 14:48:06
Nuno has said we need to prepare and be ready to react.

Could means ins or outs or none.

Imagine it will be an exciting few days.

Just hope we don't loose anyone crucial and end up scrambling couldn't see that happening though!

25 Sep 2020 18:23:43
He could be referring to positive C.V. tests causing players to be temporary unavailable for selection.

26 Sep 2020 11:05:07
Chiesa to Juve, Costa to Wolves. One cannot happen without the other.

24 Sep 2020 14:11:09
Does anyone else think that we are going to sell TRAORE as we are being linked to wingers like Lemar and Costa from Juventus who are interested in Traore with a swap plus fee possibly.

24 Sep 2020 14:22:42
I highly doubt he goes this season. Still got long deal. Price would be outrageous for any team to match. Next year could be a different matter.

Let him develop with another great season.

24 Sep 2020 14:41:23
Who sets the fee? Jeff will sell for 20 m I heard! Lol now slate me again!

24 Sep 2020 16:00:38
Give it a rest Wozza mate you're not even funny anymore.

24 Sep 2020 17:43:23
Traori will go soon 45 mill, and maybe Vinagra to balance the books, Thomas Lemar on is way to wolves exciting player,
douglas costa not on to old 30 mill plus a joke.

24 Sep 2020 17:56:35
Traore and Jimenez could bring in shedloads of money. If a big enough offer comes in, one or both could sell, or neither. At present, transfer fees have dropped due to C.V., but as the transfer window closure date nears a team may be desperate to bring top players in, and might pay what we want. I trust Nuno. He will have a plan for any eventuality. Buying and selling is evolving the squad, which Liverpool spent 30 years doing. So far we have had the best transfer window by far, and it's not over yet.

24 Sep 2020 18:55:17
Selling an Adama to bring in Lemar makes no sense. We won't do that.

24 Sep 2020 19:39:13
Don't honestly see us selling any first team players now. If true Lemar on a loan to possibly buy would not be a bad deal. His skill seems to have been hiding in Madrid. If he can perform like he did before he could be great. Scary up front then. Though I'm quite happy with Podence at this present time.

24 Sep 2020 20:02:43
No nothing about the validity of the rumour or its source but noticed that Donyell Malen scored twice for PSV in Europa Cup tonight!

24 Sep 2020 21:18:42
Firstly I feel that Traore is staying. Douglas Costa would be a waste of money as his best days have gone and is a big injury worry. But Thomas Lemar. It is not what he can do for the club now, but what Nuno could get out of him. That would be an amazing signing if given time under Nuno.

24 Sep 2020 21:20:37
Another observation from Europa Cup ties tonight. No Palhinha in Sporting Lisbon squad, despite fact they are talking about anew improved contract!

24 Sep 2020 22:15:20
Ecosse. I thought we would have had him a couple of weeks ago. Looked just right for us a midfield enforcer do the dirty work. You know what I mean engine room business. But seemed they didn't want to spend that much.

24 Sep 2020 22:17:36
Douglas Costa was an 82nd minute sub for Juventus in their opening league game BUT I’d be more interested in the other sub who joined the match at the same time: centre back Demiral. We were apparently interested earlier in window when it looked like Juve were trying to offload Rugani. Demiral is right sided centre back, a Turkish international and only 22 years old. Missed matches last year with an injury but a huge prospect.

24 Sep 2020 22:32:37
I'm confused Rated mate, cause from what I've seen Wozza has never even been funny?! Well not intentionally anyway! 🤣 Joking a side we ain't selling Traore and we certianly ain't selling him for £20m, cause we bought him for £18m! For all the moaning (me included) we could/ will make a profit of around £30m from Jota so if that translates for Adama then we'll be nearer the £50m mark! Mind you he isn't leaving this window either way! 🤣.

24 Sep 2020 22:53:59
Haha Bullysboy mate I was being kind to him :P.

25 Sep 2020 11:56:23
Part of the strategy at Wolves is to generate annual profits to keep in the clear with financial rules. Clubs are only allowed to make losses up to a certain amount. Traore cost £18 mil I think. Selling him for, say, £60 mil makes a real profit of £42 mil. If we reinvest £25 mil into a young player there's still £17 mil left over to go into the Profit and Loss account in our books. It doesn't matter how much money Fosun have, we need to make annual profits to keep on the right side of financial rules. Bigger clubs don't all have this problem. We are growing both financially and in footballing terms, so unpopular decisions are all part of this process. Call us a selling club if you will, but we are also a growing club.

25 Sep 2020 12:18:42
Yellows tone as we haven't spent nothing yet there's nothing to balance.

25 Sep 2020 13:28:29
My thoughts are the transfer deals for all clubs are complicated and structured to get around the ffp rules. I don't think it's as clear cut as we may believe. I maybe totally wrong but I could well be correct.
I don't see signs of us selling Traore even though the speculation of us after Costa and lemar.
What I do think though anything is possible as we don't know anything until it happens. (or that man up the tree in Compton gives us a scoop)
We didn't see fabio silva coming and us selling Jota to Liverpool to name but a few.
If it is possible an attacking box to box midfielder in the same world class bracket of Semedo. (i know that most likely will be out if reach)
I am not sure if a quality cb is needed at this stage of our progression. last season we did have an above average defence.
Clearly we have good defence but wanting to break into the top 6 once we are settled all transfer business done new players bedded in I'm confident we will be back to that hard team to break down with quality attacking we will have a good crack at top 6.

25 Sep 2020 14:00:21
Ross Barkley could be an option. (attacking box to box midfielder)
I would be happy if we signed him. Young English and Nuno would surely get him close or if not up to his full potential.
The signing of Semedo has surely made other world class players take notice we are a club going places.

25 Sep 2020 14:57:41
Deep + Phil
I have detailed how FFP works taking the numbers from Wolves accounts, (next ones due next month), in a previous post on this site. This is because it was all the rage on the site a few weeks ago. You do not have to worry!
With respect to the dealings you describe Deep it is much better than that!
Traore bought for 18m 2+ years ago is now in the books for sub 9 - assuming a 4 year deal so profit on a 60m sale is over 51m
Buying a player for 25 on a 4 year deal costs 6.25m per year plus wages.
Consequently after selling Jota, Costa and Doherty this year our profits on players is huge
Doherty in books at 0 so £13.5m profit
Jota bought 2 + years ago for €14m say £13m in books at £6m so profit assuming sold for £40m = £34m
Costa bought for £13m 3.5 years ago thus in books for say 2 sold for 16 profit = 14
ie total profit north of £60m
Given these profits unless the virus hits TV revenues (even if we we have to play the entire season without gate money) I don't think FFP is an issue this year or probably in the next three!
Big clubs do have to adhere to same rules but as you say their much higher commercial revenues mean that it isn't as hard for them as it is for us!

25 Sep 2020 15:26:21
Can I ask why no one else on this site, (or certainly not many of you), seems to rate Traore?
Last season he beat more defenders than anyone else in the league by a country mile ( I think he may be 2nd only to Hazard in the all time season record? ) he had the 7th most assists and created the 14th most big chances. All of this whilst only playing just over 2,600 mins out of a possible 3,420 and for a side who play in a fairly defensive style not suited to improving his stats!
He is also still young and clearly improving fast - cf stats over the last few years were he was merely an ordinary player not the exceptional one I think he is and it seems all bar wolves fans do
I have been watching Wolves over 50 years and no one has been a true world class player in that time - Robbie Keane the closest (thoughts? )
Traore is not that yet - indeed Salah is a better RW than him in the Prem ( not sure there are any others mind) but he is still progressing and over the next couple of years he might, and I accept it is a might, become World class.
If we wanted to sell him we would be killed in the rush as every big side in the world would want him and the fee would be - even in todays market- not far short of £100m.
Maybe as an old fella I have gone over the top but if you haven't lived through the days of losing to Aldershot and Southend you probably don't appreciate how great it is today
Nuno has performed miracles and Traore is one of them.
I'm looking forward to us genuinely challenging at the very top of European football, as we did in my dad's day, in the near future and to do that you need to keep the exceptional players not sell them early in their evolution for others to benefit from.
We don't need to sell for FFP and in my view shouldn't
Sorry about the rant
Keep safe.

25 Sep 2020 15:29:14
Good post Thefutureisoldgold.
I find ffp too deep and complicated but you explain it in the clearest way and nice1 for that.

25 Sep 2020 16:10:51
My thoughts on Traore.
I think his stats for last year in assists was up there in the best in the league. there's no questioning. that. Before the man city away game Traore was hit and miss beat 2 3 or 4 players and hit the cross or shot in row Z but Nuno has done wonders with him and is getting the best out of his end product. I think the time and effort by nuno his team and of Traore we need him for at least another season.
If Traore maintains form with his end product we will have a worldy.
Consistency is the key Traore hasn't had 2 3 seasons being consistent that's the key question I think.

25 Sep 2020 16:27:17
Robbie Keane was the closest to my boyhood hero Steve Bull. Everytime bully had the ball the southbank would surge and my dad in the then John ireland stand would be on the edge of his seat R. Keane was the only one that has been like bully for me since.
Thefutureisoldgold did you follow wolves in the 1960 fa Cup final win.
Norman Deeley used to coach my football team when playing as a kid.
2020 minus 1960 is 60 years I know but I just proud that Norman Deeley was talking to my dad about all things wolves whist I was put through my paces.
Maybe because I have posted this we will win the fa Cup and Jimenez scores a brace I'm dreaming again.

25 Sep 2020 17:25:43
Really appreciate your posts.
Agree re Traore - end product not there yet and certainly no track record ( last year was a break out season) .
I have discussed end product before and a lot of it is to do with the fact that when he gets to the by line and looks up there is Jimenez and 3 or 4 defenders - not surprisingly lots of crosses don't come to much.
2 things there - Wolves tactics mean we didn't players in the box - even Jota who was meant to be the 3rd forward was often absent (? ) . Hopefully we will be more progressive this year?
and - he secondly he needs to cut inside sometimes rather than always attack the corner flag - think Seville!
No started going in mid 60s - Mike Bailey, John Holsgrove, Phil Parkes, the Doog and Dave Wagstaffe featured. John Farrington scored the first goal I saw being scored I think.

25 Sep 2020 17:51:57
Started 67 I think or 68 memory and all that! Wagggy used to play a superb early ball into the box. Great team back then!

25 Sep 2020 17:58:07
Sound Thefutureisoldgold it's nice to respond with my thoughts.
And stories with anything about wolves by myself by you and anyone else.
Your points on Traore I agree with.
In time Traore and the team have a great chance of getting better.
It would be good to see Traore being the first name on the team sheet having more assists and goals. It's exciting to see how it goes Sunday at West ham it could be the start of what's to come even better.

25 Sep 2020 18:55:11
Ken Thefutureisoldgold I can't think of his name but he stopped playing football to be a johava witness was it Knowles? I remember my dad telling me he was world class.

25 Sep 2020 18:57:13
Ken snap
to be honest it got even better early 70s Doog Curran and Gould became Doog and Richards and although we were never more than 4th- wow 4th!
Cup runs as well UEFA Cup Final, League cup win, FA cup semi final (lost to Leeds) .

25 Sep 2020 19:16:23
futureisoldgold, good explanation on the finances mate. I almost feel sorry for SQ, he's always talking relegation. There's a hell of a lot going on at Wolves on all fronts. This is surely the most exciting time since the days of Stan Cullis when we were probably the most famous team in the world. I too rate Traore very highly. He's potentially the most exciting Wolves player since the 1950s if his development continues. He's the proverbial rough diamond but Nuno knows how to polish him.

25 Sep 2020 19:16:28
Phil and Thefutureisoldgold.
Phil it was Peter, his brother I think Cyril played for Spurs. Yes he was on the way to being one of the best players this country has produced!
Those games I was at most of them!

25 Sep 2020 19:28:02
Phil - yes Peter Knowles - brother of Cyril ( Spurs legend) .
He left the game v early perhaps 23 in the mid to late 60s I think and to be honest I have no memory of him as a player but I do remember the gnashing of teeth at the loss of real prospect!

25 Sep 2020 20:07:51
Thanks Ken and Thefutureisoldgold.
Ha ha floyd Streete Jackie gallagher Jon paskin ally Robertson when he looked old enough to be a grandad no much of a comparison to the doog richards and so on.

25 Sep 2020 20:11:30
Deep - Exactly!

25 Sep 2020 20:27:27
Peter Knowles became a Jehovah's Witness that's why he quit. Was a window cleaner still lives (if he's still alive) in Wolverhampton I believe.

25 Sep 2020 22:01:43
Loved Floyd - he just needed a set of wheels as when he got there he was "effective". Did you go to Sherpa fan final?
Couldn't get a ticket at Wolves end so stood - think it was still
standing at Burnley end.
Bully obviously the main man but Mutch and Dennison made a top class front three for Div 4 as it was and Div 3 and even Div 2.
What loyalty from Bully - never played in Prem but stuck by us!
Ps met Gary Bellamy, also in that team, at a charity do a few years back - what an incredibly nice man.
Strongly suspect I was the only Wolves fan, well the host introduced me to him as such, there and I must have bored him rigid chatting about those days but if he was bored he masked it v well - impressive!

25 Sep 2020 22:28:34
Unfortunately for me my parents had paid for my school holiday in Austria so I couldn't go to the sherpa van. My brother my dad all my friends and there dad's in the street all went to Wembley in a minibus. I rang my mum from Austria for the result.
You mentioned aldershot in an earlier post I went away to aldershot on the special train in 89 the same day as the Hillsborough tragedy. I was nearly 16 years old.
My brother went to a meet and greet bully and Mutch at the Cleveland a few years back. Our bro has a photo with him in the middle of Mutch and bull. I have met Andy Thompson briefly I was shy and just stuttered alright your my idol ha ha.
You're bang on the money if you have seen wolves play the lowest small teams like aldershot Newport County and what we have now its no wonder people like us are excited and me coming across as being extremely positive.

25 Sep 2020 22:46:03
Mark kendall the southbank used to sing kendall show us ya bum (the other word for bum beginning with a)
Kendall kendall show us ya bum
And he used to pull his shorts down it was so funny.
I used to like kendalls half volley low goal kicks pinpoint onto Andy Mutch's head for the flick on to bully.
Great Times as a young teenager for me.

26 Sep 2020 00:38:11
Re Aldershot was that the day the pitch was like a swimming pool - lost 3-0?

26 Sep 2020 11:22:29
Deep Throat. My first game was the last game of the 67-68. Beat Spurs 2-1 so you can work out exactly how many highs and lows have followed since.

26 Sep 2020 11:17:05
What a great reaction from you all to my original question about Traore this is what this site is all about thank you all for your responses.

26 Sep 2020 11:52:20
Talking all things Aldershot: George Berry, one of my Wolves favourites, finished his playing career there.
AND not my first game but the first game my Grandad, on a visit from Glasgow, saw the Wolves. Night game and a 9 - 0 victory over Fulham, with Norman Deeley scoring four. Fulham were without Johnny Haynes but a number of top names in their team. Unsurprisingly my grandad was only mildly impressed. What makes that ever more ironic, is that he was a Partick Thistle season ticket holder, where I can confirm the staple diet on offer at Firhill was no where near what he saw that momentous night.

26 Sep 2020 12:51:42
Sound baza and good to read your Post SQ.
re aldershot 15th April 1989 we won 1-2 I remember bully scoring.

26 Sep 2020 13:09:35
re Ecosse wolf me and my brother used to laugh at George Berry's haircut when we were little kids when we didn't know anything.

26 Sep 2020 13:48:08
My favorite player has always been for sheer fun and entertainment was Steve Kindon. You never knew what was going to happen when he got the ball, I don't really think he did either! I'm pretty sure our record buy at the time 100k from Burnley I think. (The fee that is I know he was from Burnley) .

24 Sep 2020 08:43:09
Wolves on bring of buying MIDfield player Fabio Vieria from Porto to be announced by the weekend.

24 Sep 2020 10:11:51
Could be true we need a back up to Moutinho otherwise we have cover in all other positions now, I would still like us AMN from Arsenal.

24 Sep 2020 13:44:41
My preferences are. Lemar, todibo, Costa, that ending business for now, and let's us get on with climbing the league

25 Sep 2020 13:04:20
Paulinho and Lemar on loan should do it.

23 Sep 2020 23:07:11
Costa looking like a non runner, Thoma Lemar back on the agenda according to Le10Sport in France.

23 Sep 2020 21:59:11
Fabrizio Romano saying the Douglas Costa move is a non starter.

Perhaps this was never on the cards. Will never know

With Adama starting RW again now. That leaves three very good options with what we have.

Expect nuno with tinker about starting them all across the season Podence does have the makings of a very special player. I wouldn't want anything halting that. Rocking the boat when he's just broken through.

23 Sep 2020 22:44:40
Toms. Good! Not our sort of but for me tbh.

24 Sep 2020 00:12:48
Podence can play on the left too.

23 Sep 2020 11:38:46
This one is only a rumour at the moment. Leon Bailey . Google him let me know.

23 Sep 2020 12:03:39
Hi Wozza10 I’ve Googled Leon Bailey and can confirm his name is Leon Bailey. I hope this helps you.

23 Sep 2020 12:08:02
Awesome post yet again Mr magoo.

23 Sep 2020 12:19:25
Don’t normally comment but pretty sure this name has been plucked out the air as every other post I’ve read from Wozza about signings have already been on Twitter or else where before he mentions them. Anyway each to there own.

23 Sep 2020 12:47:48
If by from the air you mean Twitter then you're right. Spurs were interested pre Bale and Bailly wants to play in the P. L so apparently he's been "offered" to us.
My source is Twitter too 😁😁.

23 Sep 2020 13:00:10
Exactly what I meant, it comes up on social media somewhere first but he claims to have an inside source.

23 Sep 2020 13:31:23
Ah Wozza the fantasy poster strikes again.

23 Sep 2020 15:07:16
Haha in fairness E&S have mentioned Leon Bailey on their rumours page.

23 Sep 2020 16:34:29
Tim Spiers intimating that Wolves incomings are perhaps done, so not sure if the Costa rumours have any legs?

23 Sep 2020 18:17:24
Happy the way its gone but would have expected a RCB so Boly can switch back to LCB. Maybe I am being greedy.

23 Sep 2020 18:45:15
It's difficult to see who is available and willing to sign at this stage.

I would go after Rudiger from Chelsea on loan (so he doesn't play against Chelsea) with option to buy. He wants to play as the Euros are next year. Boly and Saiss looked suspect on Monday. Its about the percentages going for top 6-4.small gains.

Leon Bailey would offer something really different against bottom half teams. Douglas Costa is a bit old. Saying that I would have kept Jota.

Still need that attacking midfielder like an Olmo or Kessie. Would be in dream land then. Any news on marcals injury? Telles is still available. 😉.

23 Sep 2020 19:25:54
Have we suddenly forgotten about Ki Jana Hoever, a right sided CB?

23 Sep 2020 19:53:57
Nuno said we will be working till the end of the window in October. tells me an incoming or two could be possible.

A high quality CB makes sense (that Nunez from Bilbao linked not too long ago)

That said could we be in line for a winger coming in. Think most Wolves fans I know are delighted with this window.

Could we go one further make it the perfect one.

23 Sep 2020 21:17:05
No Jas I haven't forgotten.

However I see Hoever, Vitinha and Silva as ones for the future or the bridge between our academy squads and the first team. Or a new culture in our youth of raising the standards to support our first team.

Dont expect amazing things straight away. They are 2 years younger than Neves and Jota when they arrived. Vitinha is 20 yrs old granted so maybe we should expect more?

24 Sep 2020 12:05:44
Madman - don't disagree!
Isn't it incredible though that we can spend £45m + the Vitnha deal (loan fee plus future transfer fee) on 3 players who you describe as a bridge!
How things have changed from the days when we looked at Coventry's front two and signed Leon Clarke rather than Callum Wilson as we couldn't afford (or wouldn't afford) the more expensive option - great decision that turned out to be!
If am being greedy I would like to add a couple more to the ready to play now squad and at the danger of looking like a complete hypocrite - having previously said no to both AMN and the Ox, (assuming fit! ) I do like their versatility, pace and energy.
However I guess it depends on the fees you have to pay to get them
It does seem that some clubs are starting to feel the strain and maybe like Spurs tend to do we need to prey on the weak and vulnerable who need to sell.
Wolves would appear well positioned to know who they are and to act.
In England even big clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and MU clearly need to sell to buy/ manage squad sizes/ expectations.
Maybe we can make some cheeky bids for their young but as yet unloved players - can't actually think of anyone I want from MU but the others have a few.

24 Sep 2020 16:49:17
Cheers thefutureisoldgold.

Absolutely mental mate going from Mcalindon to Semedo in 7 years is mental.

All we are doing is diversifying the risk with our young acquisitions. Can see some going on loan for 6 months to Monaco and the like.

I can't really say who we will sign next. I'm sure Nuno has a tactical solution for this season. But it seems 3 at the back and pace in attack is still his aim. What will supplement the wonder kid from Porto is the question.

23 Sep 2020 10:28:17
Yippee Semedo has signed.
Video on Wolves website.
Can't wait for Sunday now

23 Sep 2020 11:58:33
Pleased with incomings this window, especially that net cost is zero. Given this is the case, we still need quality 'playmaker' asap. Go Wolves!

23 Sep 2020 12:09:30
Having lived in Barcelona a couple of years ago and seen this guy play live, I can’t believe we have attracted and then signed a player of this quality. I was gutted when Doherty left but this is such a massive upgrade it’s so hard to comprehend. He needs time to settle of course but I believe we have one of the best wing backs in the world. All my friends who are Barcelona fans are gob smacked they have sold him and also sold him for this price. Happy days.

23 Sep 2020 12:48:36
Is that the Semedo that SQ said wasn't happening or another one?

23 Sep 2020 13:01:23
Could be the same one lol but according to him we are getting relegated lol.

23 Sep 2020 15:39:31
SQ should maybe audition for Les Miserables! Joke SQ not being nasty mate. Join the positive team!

23 Sep 2020 17:36:23
Our squad is nearing completion giving Nuno more options with formation and player selection.
Wow reading about Semedo and now just on Wolvesfc77 post I'm getting rather excited to see him play.

23 Sep 2020 18:18:27
I totally agree Phil, maybe one more incoming at most I guess. I believe under Nuno in a year from now he will be the best signing we have made and best full back around.

23 Sep 2020 10:12:37
Welcome to Wolves Nelson 😃.

23 Sep 2020 10:09:55
Semedo signed!

23 Sep 2020 10:03:10
More reports stating we are in ongoing talks for Douglas Costa,

Also that Everton made a late attempt to hijack the deal for Nelson Semedo. (Failed)

23 Sep 2020 11:02:39
Cheeky gits.

{Ed047's Note - language Mr T 🤣🤣

23 Sep 2020 11:16:13
Tom I think it's actually going to be Douglas who works at Costa! I would rather see a midfield player and a centre back. But heigh ho what do I know!

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