Nuno hoping to ‘evolve’ his Wolves squad – Football News –

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has spoken on his desire to evolve his current squad to progress to that next level.

Espirito Santo’s side has had a really busy summer on the transfer front. It has been a window of transition, with Diogo Jota, Matt Doherty and Ruben Vinagre all leaving the club.

They have also spent around £70m on incomings. Wolves broke their transfer record to sign Fábio Silva from Porto for £36m, while also signing Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo for around £27m.

Wolves are entering their third consecutive season back in the Premier League. They have secured back to back seventh place finished in the top flight. They seem on the verge of stepping up to challenge for a place in the top six.

“Some players went out, some players came in, and that changes the picture of the squad. By changing the picture of the squad, by changing some of the characteristics of our players, our options and our ideas are slightly different, and the game itself changes.

“But it is not about changing our fundamentals, the foundation that we have. It is not about changing our philosophy. It is about making us more versatile in some moments. It is about adding things that can make us, at the end of the day, better, and not so predictable.

“We have a lot of work to do and it will take time, patience and persistence. But I think this is the way.”

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