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How Wolves could line-up this season with Douglas Costa, Nelson Semedo and Ki-Jana Hoever in Nuno’s new-look team

WOLVES have been very active in the summer transfer window signing six players - with just one of those a loanee.

Nuno Espirito Santo has bolstered his defence with moves for Nelson Semedo from Barcelona, ex-Liverpool ace Ki-Jana Hoever and Marcal from Lyon.

The Midlands side also signed wonderkid striker Fabio Silva, goalkeeper Matja Sarkic and midfielder Vitinha on loan.

But Santo's work isn't finished yet - with the Wolves boss targeting moves for Juventus star Douglas Costa, versatile Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

While talk on the Premier League duo has gone quiet, Wolves do appear to be close to landing Costa from under Manchester United's nose.

Santo is now blessed with a huge amount of natural wide players - even after losing Diogo Jota to the Reds.

And it could be tough to squeeze them all into one team...

Should Costa sign, he will likely slot in at left-wing - with Raul Jimenez through the middle and Adama Traore on the right.

Semedo and Hoever could BOTH start in a 4-3-3 formation, with the former at right-back and the latter in the middle.

Marcal would take the left-back spot, with Willy Boly and Romain Saiss fighting it out for the final centre-back spot.

Captain Conor Coady - another former Liverpool star - would shift forward into a defensive midfield role, flanked by Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

However, Santo could opt to start in a 3-4-3 / 5-2-3 formation.

In that line-up, Semedo and Marcal would start in the wing-back roles, with Coady dropping into the heart of a back-three.

Neves and Moutinho would occupy the two midfield slots, with Traore and Costa battling Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto for the winger roles.

Jimenez would likely still keep Silva out of the team - at least in the Premier League.

Wolves welcome new signing Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in £29m transfer

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