Wolverhampton Wanderers have come under fire from their Championship counterparts over both their agreement with agent Jorge Mendes as well as their transfer spending this season, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror claim on their website that the Midlands club, who currently top the table in England’s second tier, are the target of pressure from rivals who are appealing to both the Football Association (FA) and the English Football League (EFL) to investigate the dealings conducted by the league leaders.
It is said that ahead of a crunch EFL meeting this week, there have been dissonant voices over Wolves’ spending on the likes of Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves, with the former Porto man having cost £15million, as well as the connection with Mendes, who is an agent to many of the world’s biggest stars.
The report states that the basis of the opposition’s demands lies on the fact the expenditure is not reflective of the quality of player, suggesting some underhand tactics, although there is said to be a great deal of confusion over which authoritative body should undergo the investigation, with the FA and EFL having separate laws.
The club were taken over by Chinese investment agency Fosun in the summer of 2016.
Football Insider verdict
This situation reeks of jealousy from other teams, and there will always be accusations thrown about how clubs are buying the league. Last season it was thrown at Newcastle United, who actually had a lower net spend than some of their rivals, and this season it is Wolves. Yes, the club have been bringing in players of an exceptional calibre, and they have reaped the rewards as a result, but instead of whinging and moaning about it the opposition should look at raising their game and proving that money does not always result in success. Fulham did it last weekend, and the likes of Norwich City and Preston North End have also taken a point off the table toppers in recent weeks.
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