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Wolves look to offload midfield duo

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Wolves are looking to offload Prince Oniangue and Lee Evans as their summer clearout continues, the Express and star understands.

Prince Oniangue and Lee Evans (© AMA)

The midfield pair both missed the cut for the 10-day Austria tour and it's believed they aren't in Nuno Espirito Santo's plans.

With Andy Lonergan also set to depart when he finds a club, Wolves' clearout could number at least 14 players this summer.

Oniangue only joined the club last summer in a £2million deal from French side Reims.

However after making 10 league appearances under Walter Zenga the 28-year-old was shunned by Paul Lambert and sent on loan to Bastia in January. Oniangue returned to training at Compton Park last month but Nuno has placed Ruben Neves, Jack Price, Romain Saiss and David Edwards ahead of him in the pecking order for central midfield places.

Likewise Evans is also out in the cold and is set to move on. The 22-year-old played 18 times last year in an injury-hit campaign but ended the season on a high with his first ever senior Wales call up.

Wolves would prefer permanent deals for both places as they look to trim the squad and recoup transfer funds after a £47million outlay in the past 12 months.

As far as additions go, after the capture of Ruben Vinagre, who will join Sylvain Deslandes in providing competition for Barry Douglas on the left flank, Wolves are currently on in the hunt for a new striker or possibly two.

They may look to the loan market for a Premier League striker, with six weeks to go until the transfer deadline.

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It's thought that the squad Nuno took to Austria – plus injury victims Helder Costa, Jordan Graham and Ben Marshall – is the one he's looking to work with and improve on.

Wolves have so far let go of 11 players this summer including loans, transfers and released players.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson joined Reading for a reported £3m and Dominic Iorfa and Ethan Ebanks-Landell both went out on loan to Ipswich Town and MK Dons respectively.

Mike Williamson, Silvio and James Henry were released, Jed Wallace and George Saville joined Millwall on permanent deals, Paul Gladon went back to former club Heracles on loan and permanent deals weren't pursued for Richard Stearman or Andreas Weimann.

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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