Why Wolves didn’t sign Sven Botman despite player ‘all but agreeing to join’
Wolves’ summer window
Wolves would make six signings during the summer transfer window.
Rayan Ait-Nouri’s move to England would be made permanent over the summer after he had previously been at the club on loan.
Jose Sa was also brought in to replace the outgoing Rui Patricio who joined Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Young talents Yerson Mosquera and Bendeguiz Bolla were the other two permanent signings from the Midlands outfit, whilst Francisco Trincao and Hee-chan Hwang were also brought in on loan.
Despite a fairly active summer, though, Wolves would fail to strengthen in several key areas.
It seemed obvious that Bruno Lage and co. were looking to add a central midfielder to their ranks, with late moves for Renato Sanches of Lille and Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara touted.
However, neither move would be pushed through on deadline day, with Wolves said to have decided against signing Sanches due to his injury issues.
Renato Sanches pursuit called off. Problematic injury issues the final straw.
Club still working on other targets #WWFChttps://t.co/4CUZtvlwGu
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) August 31, 2021
There were also reports on deadline day that Wolves wanted to sign Cardiff striker Kieffer Moore, but that move did not happen.
Why Wolves didn’t sign Botman
And, in news likely to disappointment many Wolves fans, it appears the club attempted to sign Sven Botman, but that deal would also not pan out.
The Athletic report that Botman had all but agreed to join Wolves from Lille.
However, the sticking point was the fee. Wolves offered £25m but Lille want around £10m more and neither side would budge on their demands.
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