Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty has revealed the lofty ambitions held by club owners Fosun International.

Speaking to the Offside Rule Podcast, as quoted by the Express and Star, Doherty explained that the club are keen to qualify for European competition before winning the Premier League in five or six years time.

Wolves have made a strong start to their return to the top-flight and currently sit 11th in the table ahead of tonight’s clash with relegation-threatened Cardiff City.

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Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have held both Manchester clubs and Arsenal to a draw so far this campaign but have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks.

Four of their last five matches have resulted in defeat, but the 26-year-old insists the club’s ambitions have not been dented.

He said:

The vision for [Wolves’ owners] is probably to get into Europe first, finish in the top six or seven. And then I think they want to win the league in the next five or six years.

I imagine [a Premier League title] is the goal. It’s obviously really exciting to be able to be a part of it now, at the start of it. Hopefully, I can stay here for when that happens.

Doherty himself has been one of Wolves’ standout players this term, featuring regularly and claiming the PFA’s fans’ Player of the Month award for September.

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