Wolves Transfer Targets Summer 2023 – Midfield incomings at Molineux Stadium

Who are the Wolves transfer targets as the summer 2023 transfer window approaches its final weeks?

For a club that has spent serious money in recent years, Wolves should be pushing for European football as an absolute minimum. In addition, Wolves should subsequently be challenging for some of the higher spots in the Premier League table. However, despite the money that’s been spent, Wolves finished 13th in the Premier League table for 22/23. This isn’t the position that the club would have expected, and this has set the stage for a bunch of Wolves transfer targets to emerge this Summer. 


Such moves involve the search to find Raul Jimenez’s replacement, as well as efforts to boost their midfield too. On that note, there have already been several Wolves confirmed signings during this transfer period.

Yet with another month to go (at the time of writing), it seems they are eyeing up a few other talents to join the team. Let me give you the scoop right now.

Wolves transfer targets – Summer 2023

Wolves Transfer Targets

Rob Holding – Center Back – Arsenal

Wolves are in the hunt for a center back, and the most likely candidate for joining Wolves right now is Rob Holding. This center-back plays for the Gunners at the moment, yet he hasn’t exactly been a regular feature of the first team. In fact, he’s barely even making the bench these days, so his motivation for a move away from Arsenal is almost a given. Yet with just a few days remaining of the summer transfer period, it’s going to take some quick work to turn Holding from one of the Wolves transfer targets into a confirmed signing. Then again, deals are always done at the 11th hour in the transfer market, so this deal is still a big possibility, even if we are approaching the close of the window.

As for what the logistics of such a deal might be, Arsenal are looking to offload a few players that are ‘down the pecking order’ before August is over. Of course, Holding matches this description, yet Wolves will likely need to make an official offer to sign the 27-year-old rather than putting forward a loan offer. That’s because Rob Holding is in the final year of his Arsenal contract, so the Gunners would run the risk of losing him as a free agent if a sale isn't completed. 

Naturally, this situation is undesirable for Arsenal, and I’m sure Rob Holding wouldn’t be too fond of the idea of trying to change clubs with no fallback plan. As for what the fee would need to be, rumors indicate that Wolves could snag Holding for somewhere in the region of €3 – €6 million. 

Kelechi Iheanacho – Forward – Leicester City

Of the many Wolves transfer targets that are floating in the air right now, fans are arguably the most excited about this one. Within the last couple of days, it has been confirmed that the Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho, is on the radar for Wolves. As you can see, Iheanacho is currently a striker for Leicester City, and he is certainly a valued player at the club. Then again, his 22/23 campaign wasn’t exactly amazing, as he scored a total of just 5 goals in 28 appearances. However, he remains a potential signing for Wolves due to his potential, which is also boosted by the fact that Leicester City is now in the EFL Championship. 

Iheanacho Wolves transfer targets

For a guy who is 26 years of age, meaning he is pretty much in the prime of his career, Iheanacho will no doubt be eager to play for a Premier League team. And Wolves is a club that could get this deal done, while also offering Iheanacho favorable terms given his likely role in the squad. On that note, if he is to move from one of the Wolves transfer targets to a ‘done deal’, Wolves will need to shell out around €25 million or more. 

This is the price tag that Leicester City has placed on Kelechi Iheanacho, so Wolves will at least need to put forward an offer in that region to give this transfer a chance.

André – Defensive Midfield – Fluminense

Wolves have managed to accumulate plenty of spare cash in recent weeks after completing over €100 million in player sales. However, of the income from these sales, more than €60 million has already been invested. Yet with the Wolves midfield lineup looking much weaker than other areas in the squad, it’s no great shock that they are linked to a major prospect in the form of André. This 22-year-old Brazilian is on the radar of many big clubs at the moment, including Liverpool and Fulham

As for why Wolves might score this midfielder, he is valued at around €15 million, which would fit the budget while also filling a critical spot in the team. Additionally, Wolves could view this as an ideal link-up with their most recent signing, Matheus Cunha, as the two have represented the Brazilian national team together in the past.

Victor Nelsson – Defender – Galatasaray

The next man in line for Wolves is quite possibly Victor Nelsson. This 24-year-old plays as a centre-back for Galatasaray at the moment, yet Wolves have been linked to the talented defender in recent weeks. And according to recent reports, Nelsson has a market value of around €18, so Wolves could certainly complete this deal based on their current financial situation. Furthermore, this is a position that Wolves really needs to fill with somebody that is capable of leading by example, and Nelsson seems like the ideal fit. 

With this said, although Nelsson is one of the Wolves transfer targets at the moment, they have serious competition from the likes of Tottenham.

Alex Scott – Midfield – Bristol City

Finally, we arrive at the third player who could well be wearing the Wolves shirt next season. And compared with some of the other Wolves transfer rumors that are out there, this one has serious substance to it. I say that as Wolves have already made a bid for Alex Scott, although this opening bid was rejected by Bristol City. Worse still, Wolves followed this initial bid with another that was rejected too. However, this is promising in terms of the clear intention from Wolves to sign Scott.

Yet at this point, with two rejected bids, both of which were under the market value of Scott, it looks like Wolves will need to meet the £25 million price tag.