Wolverhampton Wanderers have dazzled, more often than not, in the Championship this season. Under the tutelage of Nuno Espirito Santo, the troops have stepped up incredibly and no wonder they are the firm favourites to clinch the Championship silverware and get promoted to the Premier League.
It is going to be very hard for Espirito Santo to keep some of his main men on his books next season as other big clubs are expected to raid them in the summer. Here are three players who might be in the news when the transfer window opens.
Barry Douglas has operated as the left-wingback for Espirito Santo’s side and he has been an exceptional player for them this season. Douglas has plundered 4 goals and has also registered 14 assists in 34 appearances in the Championship so far this season and the attacking prowess he has offered down the left has been exemplary.
Besides, he has not shied away from catering to his defensive responsibilities as well. The Scottish international has garnered 2.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 1.7 clearances and 0.1 blocks per game on an average. Some top sides like Chelsea and Arsenal have laid emphasis on the wingbacks in their tactical nous and he might find himself on their radar in the summer.
Former Monaco forward, Ivan Cavaleiro, has been effective in the final third and he has been a very productive player for the Wolves. The Portuguese international is quite versatile as he is capable of plying his trade on either wing as well as a central attacking midfielder.
Besides, Cavaleiro is an astute passer of the ball and tests opposition goalkeepers from long range as well as from close quarters. In 40 appearances in the Championship this season, the 24-year-old has collected 9 goals and 12 assists and his form has had a massive say in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ success story this term.
Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves, started his youth career in the ranks of Porto and was promoted to their senior side after showcasing his calibre for the youth side. The 21-year-old has been the engine room for the English second-tier outfit as he has shielded the back line meticulously and has galloped forward to score goals and to create chances time and again.
Neves has been an excellent reader of the game this season and given that he is very young, he might be targeted heavily in the summer. Apart from finding the back of the net on 5 occasions and bagging 1 assist in 37 league outings, he has also jotted 2.1 tackles, 1.7 interceptions, 1.2 clearances and 0.4 blocks per game on an average.
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