Cape Town - Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes the club will be
able to secure the necessary transfer targets to bolster his squad this month.
Portuguese tactician Nuno is desperate to bolster his squad
before the end of the month and the Premier League outfit are said to be in the
market for a new defender and striker, having allowed one player from each
department to leave in January.
Former Spain Under-21 international Jesus Vallejo, who
joined from Real Madrid on a season-long loan last summer, only featured seven
times in all competitions during the first half of the campaign before his
temporary spell at Molineux was cut short on January 2.
Italy striker Patrick Cutrone, who arrived from AC Milan on
a permanent basis last summer, has also failed to settle in England and he has
been shipped out on loan to Fiorentina for the remainder of the season.
Those two departures have left Wolves light in terms of
squad members and Nuno was forced to name three youth players on the bench for
Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle United, highlighting how thin the
squad is spread right now.
Wolves head to Manchester United on Wednesday for their FA
Cup third-round replay and Nuno is sure the club will sign reinforcements
before the end of the transfer window.
"I'm confident, I don't think on 'ifs'," he said.
"It's very difficult for all the clubs. It's a transfer window which isn't
the best one. Many players are involved in their teams. Sometimes you want a
target and they are not available because they are playing.
"Sometimes you want things to move faster than they do.
It's a tough moment but we're working on it."
Reports have linked Wolves with a move for Atletico Madrid's
Thomas Lemar, who has struggled for playing time this season and is expected to
leave the Spanish outfit this month after making just nine La Liga starts.
- TeamTalk Media