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Nuno's message to star players: 'Trust me, stay at Wolves'

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo has warned Wolves' potential stars it would be a mistake for them to move to a bigger club too early in their careers.

Nuno Espirito Santo (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

And the Wolves boss revealed one of the Premier League big boys has already enquired about one of his key players – but they were turned down.

The likes of Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Helder Costa are all aged 24 or younger.

Nuno said he doesn't lose any sleep over the fear of losing his star men.

"Not at all, Because I ask the player and if he tells me he wants to stay here, that’s more important," Nuno said

"The first thing you have to know is tell the player that this will come naturally in your life, don't try to rush it. If you rush it, it will be a mistake for you. If you want to achieve that, it is normal.

"The ownership, as a club, has to make profit. That’s another part of the game. You are preparing and working, building and making them things to sell. It’s normal, but you also have to tell them ‘don’t do it now’.

"Do it in the right moment because this way your merchandise, your product, when it comes to the big ones and they realise that it’s good, they will come again. You have to tell the player that because as a coach you have to know what you are doing.

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"(A big club already approached us) and the player is still here. Because he wants to be. The moment that it fees natural that you can’t stop these things anymore then okay. It’s natural. Things happen naturally."

How does Nuno make sure his voice is the loudest one to hear when it comes to a player's future?

“Because I am the person who the players should trust more. it’s me," he said. "I don’t speak louder, I just make sure they feel they can trust me and believe in me."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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