By Danny Wright
Paul Lambert believes that Wolves need to make a number of signings in the summer if the club is to make any sort of progress in the Championship.
The Black Country outfit have spent big since Chinese investors bought the club last year, but have still suffered relegation worries during the course of the season.
According to Transfermarkt, Wolves spend over £30million on bolstering their squad over the course of the 2016/17 campaign but Lambert still thinks that it’s obvious that he has to spend more cash in the summer.
“We’ll be a lot better next year, that’s for sure,” said the ex-Aston Villa and Norwich boss, as quoted by the Express and Star.
“I’m telling you right now we’ll be better next season. This club needs a few to come in, there’s no two ways about it.
“You can never promise anything, but one thing’s for sure you’ll come out the traps next season.”
The Mirror have reported that Wolves are already looking to make one signing when the transfer window opens by turning Andreas Weimann’s loan spell at Molineux into a permanent one for £1.5million.
However judging by the club’s spending habits this term, they can be expected to be big players in the Championship’s transfer market this summer.
Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro have been the two biggest signings for Wolves, both breaking the club’s transfer record when signing.
Lambert’s men are currently 15th in the second-tier and play their final game of the campaign against Preston on Sunday.
It is still possible for the West Midlands club to finish as low as 19th if results go against them this weekend.
Football Insider Verdict
No matter what happens on the final day, whether they finish 15th of 19th, Wolves will be disappointed with what they’ve done this season. The appointment of Walter Zenga was a downright disaster and Lambert has only just pulled the club away from the relegation zone. They can’t go into the transfer market with all guns blazing because that’s what they did last summer and it didn’t work. Lambert made some good signings in his time at Villa Park in Christian Benteke and Ron Vlaar, but also showed his ineptitude by wasting cash on flops like Antonio Luna, Nicklas Helenius and Karis El Ahmadi.
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