Birmingham news Julen Lopetegui makes non-negotiable transfer demand to Wolves board PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Latest Wolves news from BirminghamLive includes a transfer demand from head coach Julen Lopetegui
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Julen Lopetegui has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ board that he will not sign a player he hasn’t spoken to directly. New Wolves boss Lopetegui will take training for the first time this weekend after belatedly agreeing to succeed Bruno Lage. He has been tasked with saving bottom-of-the-table Wolves from relegation and has four weeks to work with his squad before the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day. The transfer window is just a month away now and Lopetegui has already revealed that Wolves are on the look-out for additions. While Lopetegui won’t divulge which positions he wants to strengthen, he is expected to target a central defender and at least one forward. READ: Wolves face January transfer window problem as Julen Lopetegui targets additions READ: Wolves have already found their long-term Diego Costa replacement Lopetegui, 56, will have a large say in Wolves’ transfer dealings and he has brought two of his own staff members - Fran Garagarza and his son Daniel Lopetegui - to join the club’s recruitment team. Garagarza and Lopetegui junior will report to new sporting director Matt Hobbs following the departure of technical director Scott Sellars.
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. Hobbs said: “Julen won’t sign a player he hasn’t spoken to, which is something we have wanted for while. He wants to meet every player before we sign them, either face-to-face or a call on Zoom because he wants to have a feel for them as people. “We are working with Fran, who will be travelling around Europe for us, and Dan whose insight has been invaluable, but we all communicate regularly, and the relationships have been easy to forge so far. “They came in with a list of players they believe can help us and Ben and the team have been working on ours, but what has helped build the relationships were that we had a lot of the same names, which quickly showed everyone was on the same page. “In the position we are, players who normally wouldn’t come are engaging and agents are engaging with us, which is a lot to do with the head coach, but we need to make sure we keep an eye on the end goal of prolonged success. However, steering us to safety as soon as possible this season is the first part of our plan.” READ MORE Wolves mid-season ratings - Semedo and Guedes awful as Neves takes weight Five January signings who could help Lopetegui save Wolves Julen Lopetegui explains plan for World Cup break and his Wolves ‘dream’ Julen Lopetegui makes Adama Traore contract admission after taking over at Wolves Check out all the latest Wolves news from BirminghamLive Sign up for our free daily Wolves newsletter
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