Although they are both rookies of recent seasons, both Sheffield United and Wolverhampton have received great respect from the rest of the Premier League.
Sheffield surprised the Premier League last season with its solid style and the ability to take advantage of the opportunity very well. Meanwhile, Wolves have reached out to the continental playground when they reached the quarterfinals of the Europa League last season. In the Premier League’s terrible gold race, both Sheffield and Wolves were forced to spend money to strengthen their forces.
The host spent 20 million euros to buy goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth to replace the position that Dean Henderson left. In addition, they also bought left-back Max Lowe, right-back Jayden Bogle from Derby County or borrowed midfielder Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea. Overall, Sheffield retained its stable framework last season.
Meanwhile, Wolves unexpectedly spent 40 million euros to buy striker Fabio Silva from Porto. This 2002-born money was highly appreciated by coach Nuno Santo of the Wolves and considered another new Joao Felix in Portuguese football. In addition, Wolves also borrowed Vitinha attacking midfielder from Porto and bought versatile defender Marcal from Lyon.
In the opposite direction, Wolves sold two right winger Matt Doherty to Tottenham and Helder Costa to Leeds United. In general, Wolves will still maintain a stable framework of the past two seasons while increasing the technical quality of the attack. It is likely that Coach Nuno will pull Adama Traore back to the right wing-back position that Matt Doherty left.