Former Wolves star Matt Murray has praised the club for the way it has coped with what has been a disruptive transfer window.
The ex-goalkeeper, who two years ago was forced to retire at the age of just 29, believes the Molineux men have driven a hard bargain over the sales of some of their top players. Internationals Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis left in the same week, but not without £22 million coming the other way as the club refused to take part in a fire sale.
And they even managed to negotiate a decent fee for Michael Kightly despite the fact he was coming to the end of his contract.
“People criticise Jez Moxey but he has done a great job getting what he has for Jarvis and Fletcher,” Murray said. “If you look at those deals he has got good money for two big-earners.
“And he even managed to get £2 million for a player who in the last year of his contract was up-front and honest and said he wouldn’t sign another one. That’s decent business. What I hope now is that the money is put to good use by the manager.”
And the 31-year-old believes new boss Ståle Solbakken will want to continue his overhaul with several unused players not having been included in the first few matches.
“I think some more will come in and some more will go out. Whenever a new manager comes in there is always a change in the squad.
“It’s quite a big squad for the Championship and there will be some lads that are on higher wages. I wouldn’t be surprised to see (Nenad) Milijas, Adam Hammill and maybe even Stephen Hunt move on. They are going to want to play and it doesn’t make sense just to keep them and not play them.”
One player Wolves will be anxious to keep, however, is striker Kevin Doyle who has been linked with a move away from the Black Country.
“It will be good when the transfer window shuts because it has been an unsettling time,” Murray said.