SHANGHAI (AFP) – Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said yesterday that he wants to add “quality not quantity” to his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.
Wolves have yet to make a major signing during the summer transfer window and the Portuguese said that increasingly inflated fees made it a tough environment to do business.
A number of major tournaments, including the Copa America and Africa Cup of Nations, means that clubs are having to wait until late in the summer to make additions, he said.
Speaking in Shanghai, where Chinese-owned Wolves are taking part in the Premier League Asia Trophy, Espirito Santo said, “After that the prices go higher.
“It’s hard, especially for us, we want to add quality not quantity.
“But I hope that we realise that and just go strong in the market and bring the players that we want to bring.”