The message coming from Molineux ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline is loud and clear – don’t expect much.
Jez Moxey has issued a statement explaining that Wolves won’t be making any significant moves, although he did hint that a loan signing could still happen.
Logic dictates that this one potential addition to the squad will be a striker, with cover up front in short supply, particularly with SEB limping out for a few months.
Who this mystery forward might be is intriguing.
The immediate assumption is that it would be a young player from one of the top clubs. Macheda from Man Utd maybe? Gaël Kakuta from Chelsea?
I’d be very happy with either of those.
Alternatively, the three M’s could be looking further afield and it certainly wouldn’t be a great surprise to see Mick take a punt on an unknown, unproven foreign player.
He’s certainly done it before, albeit with mixed success.
Whichever avenue they’re exploring, I hope a striker with pace is the deal they’re chasing.
If only one player is (maybe) coming in, you’d assume that means nobody is heading out.
Nenad Milijas appears to be the only name linked with a move away before tomorrow’s deadline, but selling the skillful Serb at this late stage would be a terrible mistake in my eyes.
For all the paper talk, Wolves haven’t (publicly at least) received any offers for Matt Jarvis or Kevin Doyle.
Given the way the club does business, it’s difficult to see a rush-deal being pushed through for one of our best players, even if one of the big clubs does come calling.
All the same, it will be a relief to see the window close with both of the above players still sporting the old gold and the best squad we’ve had in over 30 years still intact.
You see, for all the huff, puff and bluster from fans (including this one) demanding further reinforcements, the reality is that we have an excellent group of players already.
So if tomorrow comes and goes with no new faces forthcoming, perhaps we should give Mick and the boys the benefit of the doubt.
7 points from 9 suggests they deserve it.