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‘Wolves don’t need Champions League to keep best players’

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has claimed that his club don’t need to secure a Champions League berth in order to keep hold of their best players.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is unfazed by rumors linking some of the club’s top players with an exit from the club.

The West Midlands side have been impressive all season and are well in the running to secure a Champions League spot next season.

Wolves lie in sixth place and are only five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League standings.

Fifth place would be enough to secure Champions League next season provided Manchester City’s European ban stands.

Some of Wolves’ best players such as Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore and Ruben Neves have all been linked with moves but Nuno remains unconcerned about any exodus whether or not the club make the Champions League.

“I don’t think that’s the reason they are here. The reason is they enjoy working together so we don’t have to achieve anything to retain them. At no point am I thinking about it.” Nuno said via Sky Sports.

“We don’t think about that (the top four). There’s no race for anything, the race is to compete, improve and make good games. This is the challenge for every team in this moment.

“I’m very proud of the work we have been doing. We have begun to build something, we did the right things and we are still in a building process.

“We have achieved important and remarkable things but still have a long way to go, there is still a lot of room to improve.

Traore has been one about the most heavily linked player with an exit from the club. However, he has been urged to develop himself and see his stock rise at Wolves.