This summer could be a busy one recruitment-wise for Wolverhampton Wanderers as they look to build on a successful first season back in the Premier League.
Club owners Fosun International will know that significant investment in the squad will be crucial to improving on their 7th-place finish, which also saw them qualify for the Europa League.
The first signing of the window was confirmed back in April, with striker Raul Jimenez making his loan stay from Benfica permanent in a deal reported to be worth £30m.
However, the club will be wary of spending too much money on high profile players as there is always the risk they may not adapt to the rigours of the English top-flight or may be struck with an injury soon after joining.
They will also be wary of disrupting the squad that did so well last term, with manager Nuno Espirito Santo forming a close-knit group built on teamwork and camaraderie.
With those two factors in mind, we’ve taken a look at five players who are set to be out of contract that the club could look at signing, all of which have Premier League experience.
Without further ado, let’s get into the list…
Five out of contract players Wolves could sign this summer
Sturridge is out of contract at Liverpool after scoring just twice in the league in 2018/19. The Englishman has undoubted ability and would probably find his goalscoring form if given a significant run in the team, something that he hasn’t been afforded at Anfield in recent years.
Darmian joined Manchester United from Torino in 2015 but managed just six top-flight outings last term. He is comfortable on both sides of the defence, and that kind of versatility will be crucial for Wolves next season as they enter the Europa League.
Earlier this week, Read Wolves reported that the club have an interest in the Arsenal forward, who hasn’t featured since November because of an ankle injury. At 28 he still has plenty to give, but his significant injury history will be of concern to club bosses.
Cahill has a wealth of experience under his belt having featured in just under 350 top-flight matches, winning several honours along the way. The 33-year-old still has a few good years left in him and would provide stern competition for Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett.
Wolves have been linked with a number of goalkeepers since the end of the season, and Ospina would certainly be a viable option. The Arsenal man spent last season at Napoli but may be required by the Gunners after the retirement of Peter Cech.