WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS APPOINT JUSTICE
It was announced just a few days ago that Nick Justice, an experienced manager of 15-years within Soccermanager would take the reigns over at Division 2 side Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Midlands club had to act quickly following the resignation of Nuno Santos, due to the club being forced to play in the second division, and with that they looked for an experienced manager who has built sides up from all levels within multiple platforms and Justice's CV stood out from the rest, and they were quick to appoint him.
On his appointment he had this to say, "I'm delighted to be here, and glad to have the backing from the Wolves board, and I will do my best to re-pay the faith they've shown in me! What you'll know about me, is that when I take over a club I will mix things up and refresh the squad and make a lot of changes and hopefully settle a side for the upcoming long and testing Division 2 season. I think we have a strong squad and we will use that and grow and enhance a young and hungry side that will want to win things! i'm here to stay, I'm here to build, together we will have a long term successful relationship!"
A strong statement of intent from the new Wolverhampton Wanderers gaffer, of his long term aspirations to be a success with the club and build up something bigger and long term with the Midlands club. He simply did not wait around and hit the market hard and fast, he tried to bring in a number of players, and so far he's moved on some big names like Neves to Liverpool, Rui Patricio to Leeds, Joao Moutinho to Stoke City, Raul Jimenez to QPR and Conor Coady to Blackburn, as well as a few youth players, which so far has raised Wolves, £69.5-Million and their kitty was around the £18-million mark, and so the new manager went shopping!
So who has he brought in?
Alphonso Davies (19 88)- The Canadian full-back/winger arrived from Bayern Munich for a fee of £18-million + Wily Boly and Ryan Bennett. The highly regarded and talented teenager was one of Justice's main transfer targets and we believe he was delighted to to get the Bayern man, and believes he's got a huge future ahead of him and that he is exactly the type of player they should be bringing in to the club. They battled with a couple of Division 1 sides and won his signature!
Thomas Strakosha (25 89)- With Rui Patricio departing for Leeds for £16-million, it meant that Wolves were on the hunt for a new number one, and they went and brought in 25-year-old Thomas Strakosha from SS Lazio of the Serie A, for a fee of £10-million + Will Norris and Leanardo Campagna, fighting off competition for the Albanian keeper. He was having a superb season in Italy and will now be a regular for Wolves as their #1 keeper!
Achraf Hakimi (21 90)- The Moroccan defender arrives from Real Madrid later today for £22-million and Matt Doherty! The 21-year-old was a target that Justice was super keen to get through the door, after an impressive loan spell with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, he feels that at the young age he is, he will only improve and get better and long term is a perfect fit for the way Wolves look to go!
Victor Osimhen (21 87)- The Nigerian forward arrives from Lille OSC in Ligue 1, where he's made an impressive start to life in French football, but now he's heading to the Wolves project to try and provide the goals for the club to help steer them up the table in a very tough and strong lead, but Justice is believed to have high hopes for the young forward and believes he will thrive under the pressure!
Breel Embolo (23 88) - The Swiss 23-year-old is another who will be joining to offer a threat on goal, and can also drop out wide if required, and with 46-games to play in the league alone, Wolves will want as much quality in positions as possible! Embolo is a player who has had a few injuries that stopped him a bit, but since moving to Borussia Monchengladbach he has began to show his true potential and Justice believes he can unlock that with him at Wolves.
Jason Denayer (24 88)- The Belgium international defender returns to the English game, having previously played for Manchester City, although most of his time with them was spent out on-loan at other clubs and he's then moved onto Lyon in Ligue 1, where he's played as a very solid defender within a young side, and Justice is confident he can replicate that and be a strong defender and last line of defence for the club. He's a player Justice has enjoyed working with in other worlds.
Leonidas Stergiou (18 80) - The hot prospect arrives at Wolves, and could be loaned out when he's able to be, or feature in the cup competitions, he's a player justice believes has a huge future in the game and is delighted to bring to English football, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves have tried to leave the lower rated youngsters for smaller club, but if unchallenged they will bring in a few for the longevity of the club!
More players are expected to arrive shortly and be announced soon by the club...Exciting times ahead for Wolves!