Joe Hill looks at who Wolves could go in for if they delve into the loan market.
This transfer has left a large majority fans disgruntled at the lack of activity done so far with only Conor Coady and Jed Wallace coming in so far. Personally I think that could be the end of permanent signings unless anyone leaves so it’s probably best if fans look at possible players that could come in instead. The loan market can be a gamble, for every Dean Sturridge, there’s a Yannick Sagbo. So here’s a few players too look at:
Sam Johnstone – Manchester United
Manchester United’s young goal keeper has had countless loans but in his last one at Preston was particularly impressive, with 13 clean sheets in 29 appearances shows good promise but with multiple keepers ahead of him, he’s most probably available for another loan and would be perfect 2nd choice to Ikeme. Johnstone might be tempted to moved somewhere where he is guaranteed first team football, but with Ikeme seemingly picking up niggling injuries in the second half of last season and during preseason, he might not have to wait too long for an opportunity.
Brendan Galloway – Everton
This defender has caught many admirers while playing for MK Dons and Everton under 21s and breaking into first team towards the end of the season. The 19 year old would be great player to have so we could allow Ebanks-Landell to go on loan to gain regular first team experience which he needs to progress.
Jordan Rossiter – Liverpool
With Kenny looking like he wants to play narrow midfield and McDonald’s contract talks casting doubt, Jordan Rossiter could be an option for us. The box to box midfielder has impressed in Liverpool’s under 21s and will be keen to get experience first team football. It’s hard for any young midfielder not to be compared to Steven Gerrard, but his ability to get forward makes it difficult not to compare him to the Liverpool legend.
Jose Pozo – Manchester City
The Spanish forward has been on the fringes of the first team at Manchester City all year but Pellegrini obviously believes he’s not ready, therefore maybe perfect to fill the position of 3rd striker we desperately needs as the likely hood of both Dicko and Afobe staying fit all season slim. Quick and with excellent close control, Pozo would fit well into the Wolves frontline.
Chuba Akpom – Arsenal
Another striker on the fringes of the first team and with 9 goals in 11 appearances for under 21s last season and has been on the peripherals of the senior set up towards the end of the year. With him being brought up through the Arsenal youth system like Afobe you know what sort of player we’re likely to get. Big, strong and fast, his recent hat trick in preseason will have gotten Championship clubs attention in hopes of a temporary move.