Wolverhampton Wanderers are going really well now following a rocky start to the 2019/20 season.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have sealed a safe passage into the knockout stages of the Europa League, and sit sixth in the Premier League after 14 rounds of fixtures.
Things are about to get hectic though and fatigue and injuries are likely to set in over the festive period.
Wolves are already without Willy Boly and in recent weeks Espirito Santo has turned to Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saiss to cover at the back.
Boly’s ankle fracture is said to be healing well by captain Conor Coady (Express & Star), but he is on course to return in February meaning the manager may need to dip into the transfer market.
Perhaps one man they could look to is Jean-Clair Todibo, who currently isn’t getting a look in at Barcelona and was linked to the club in late 2018.
TBR’s view – Todibo in, Vallejo out?
La Depeche reported in November last year that Wolves fancied signing the young Frenchman from Toulouse – but they were eventually pipped by Barca.
The 19-year-old has made just four first-team appearances since his transfer, with only two of those coming this term.
Sport reported a few weeks ago that Ernesto Valverde has given the teenager his blessing to leave the Nou Camp next month and Wolves should consider a swoop with Boly sidelined.
Perhaps a loan would be most likely, and if they were to do that then club officials should cut short Jesus Vallejo’s loan.
The Real Madrid man has not had the best of stints at Molineux and clearly lacks trust from Espirito Santo.