“At the top of his list of priorities”


Bruno Lage has made signing a new center-back a priority before the transfer window reopens in January, according to Express & Star reporter Luke Hatfield.

Wolves Head Coach Bruno Lage

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Wolves Head Coach Bruno Lage

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Wolves took a heavy blow when Yerson Mosquera was ruled out for up to five months after sustaining a hamstring injury in the Carabao Cup third round exit at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Mosquera’s dismissal left Lage, who was named Nuno Espirito Santo’s successor in June, with just four senior center-backs.

But two of those options – Romain Saiss and Willy Boly – are expected to be called up by their respective countries for the Africa Cup of Nations, which is set to start in January but will see the players team up with their international squad. partners before the start of the year.

Defender Dion Sanderson is currently on one-season loan with the Birmingham City Championship side after signing a four-year contract with Molineux over the summer.

But it has been suggested that Sanderson, 21, could be recalled in January in an effort to strengthen Lage’s squad.

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What did Luke Hatfield say about the situation?

Hatfield backed claims Sanderson could be forced to return from St Andrews earlier than expected.

However, the reporter doesn’t think Lage will stop there when it comes to strengthening his defensive options.

Hatfield insists the Portuguese will look to the transfer market for further reinforcements at the end of the year.

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He told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t know if this will be the one where Sanderson is recalled rather than signing a new player.

“Bruno Lage said a center-back was high on his priority list in January.”

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It was suggested last month that Lage was considering whether to switch to a free agent as a short-term option to cut costs.

Former Manchester City center-back Eliaquim Mangala and Mateo Mussachio, formerly of Villarreal and AC Milan, remain club-less and have been identified as potential targets.

If Lage went for Sanderson’s simple recall, he would get a center-half who has made five appearances since getting a loan transfer to Birmingham.

He has already shown he has a lot of potential, with 27 appearances and once on the scoresheet on a successful one-season loan with League One side Sunderland last season.

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