Wolverhampton Wanderers: Heading Into The 2018/19 Campaign Looking To Make An Impact

Next season we will see Wolverhampton Wanderers return to the Premier League, with the Molineux club still at the start of an exciting new era under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Nuno Santo has been around for a year now, but his spell at Molineux is still fresh and exciting, with Wolves’ supporters excited to see where the charismatic Portuguese coach can take them after securing a Premier League return.

Last year, Wolves made short work of the Championship, picking up 99 points to top the table and pick up the Championship trophy comfortably ahead of Cardiff City, who are also heading for the Premier League.

Whilst Neil Warnock’s aim at Cardiff will be to guide the Bluebirds to safety, Nuno Santo and Wolves will have far more ambition heading back to the Premier League. Of course, Nuno Santo’s first aim will be safety, but there’s no doubt he will have one eye on the top half of the table, which many are expecting to see Wolves challenge for.

Currently, Wolves are priced at 11/10 with bet365’s football betting market to finish in the top half of the Premier League table next season, after a strong start to the summer transfer window. Wolves are making all the right noises, with their first move to secure the future of a number of last season’s loan stars.

Diogo Jota agreed a permanent deal some time ago, whilst Leo Bonatini, Ruben Vinagre and Willy Boly are all others to make their loan move permanent ahead of a Premier League return. Added to that, Wolves have made use of the loan market again to bring Raul Jimenez in from Benfica, whilst Rui Patricio, Portugal’s goalkeeper, has arrived on a long-term contract.

With Nuno Santo’s squad already strong, Wolves are looking even more dangerous heading into next season, with more depth added.

Ruben Neves has give Santo and his squad a further boost, agreeing a new five-year contract at Molineux to take him through to 2023. The Portuguese midfielder, who cost Wolves a club-record fee, enjoyed a fine first season in English football, bringing him to the attention of many in the Premier League. However, it is Nuno Santo’s side that look set to benefit from the midfielder’s talent next season.

For quite a while now, Wolves supporters have believed that their Premier League return would see them mount a challenge on the top half, and maybe even Europe. And now, as the season edges closer and Wolves strengthen their squad, outsiders are beginning to see them as a real threat to many in the Premier League.

Wolves flexed their muscles last season in the Championship, with their ambition shining through as Nuno Santo’s side secured the title. That ambition doesn’t appear to have wavered this summer, with Wolverhampton as a city in good spirits ahead of the Premier League season.

Nuno Santo took no time in adapting to the Championship and, after a year in English football, he will still be learning, but also more prepared for what the Premier League could throw at him. These are extremely exciting times for Wolves, who are well placed to make a huge impact on their return to the Premier League.