Black Friday | Ten of Wolves' bargain buys

Black Friday is upon us once again and shoppers around the country will be spending the day searching for the biggest bargains they can find in the run up to Christmas.

With that in mind, are celebrating the occasion by looking back at ten of Wolves’ top transfer deals.

1. Kenny Hibbitt

  • Signed from: Bradford Park Avenue
  • When: November 1968

The 67-year-old represented Wolves between 1968 and 1984 and became the club’s second highest appearance maker in that time, behind Derek Parkin.

The popular midfielder turned out 574 times in Old Gold and netted 114 goals, earning him legendary status at Molineux.

Hibbitt played a key role in Wolves’ two League Cup successes of 1974 and 1980, and was a UEFA Cup runner up during his time with the club.

2 & 3. Steve Bull and Andy Thompson

  • Signed from: West Bromwich Albion
  • When: November 1986

After rocking up at Molineux in an orange Ford Cortina on that fateful day in November ‘86, number nine Bull and flying full-back Thompson went on to make more than 1,000 combined appearances for the club.

Bull’s 306 goals in 561 matches ranks him as the club’s record goalscorer, earning him 13 England caps in the process.

The pair played a key role in helping Wolves escape from the depths of the Fourth Division and into second tier of English football and will forever be idolised at Wolves.

4. Karl Henry

  • Signed from: Stoke City
  • When: August 2006

The midfield general made more than 270 appearances for his hometown club after joining from Stoke, leading the side out on numerous occasions.

Henry lifted the Championship trophy in 2009, in a season where Wolves returned to the Premier League for the first time in five years.

The 35-year-old will be remembered at Wolves for his continued presence in a side which played three consecutive Premier League seasons, wearing the armband for a large duration of that time.

5. Michael Kightly

  • Signed from: Grays Athletic
  • When: January 2007

Another instrumental player in Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League in 2009, Michael Kightly made the step up from non-league to the Championship look effortless.

The winger suffered an injury plagued second season at the club after missing out on being named Wolves' Player of the Year to Matt Murray in his first campaign, but his eight goals in the 2008-09 season were vital in Wolves securing promotion.

He finished his Wolves career with 24 goals to his name after making 127 appearances.

6. Matt Jarvis

  • Signed from: Gillingham
  • When: June 2007

Although injuries meant Jarvis was unable to make his debut for Wolves until four months after joining from Gillingham, the winger made a big impact during his five years at Molineux.

During his Wolves career ‘Jarvo’ netted 21 times in his 175 matches wearing gold and black, making him a hit with both the fans and his teammates.

Jarvis’ form at the club saw him called up to the England team as he became the first Wolves player to play for national team since Steve Bull.

7. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake

  • Signed from: Plymouth Argyle
  • When: January 2008

Getting off to a great start in Old Gold, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake won the Championship Golden Boot in his first season with Wolves.

The striker’s goal scoring ability saw him named Championship Player of the Year in 2009, while his tally of 25 goals during the Premier League promotion season was also enough for the 32-year-old to claim his second golden boot.

Although injuries plagued the second half of his Wolves career, Ebanks-Blake managed 64 goals from his 193 outings.

8. Matt Doherty

  • Signed from: Bohemians
  • When: August 2010

Wolves’ longest serving current outfield player has proved a reliable customer since his arrival at Molineux in 2010.

The Dubliner is a key cog to the Wolves machine after first nailing down a regular place in the starting line-up following the record-breaking League One promotion season.

The 25-year-old missed just one Championship game during last year’s promotion campaign and has been an irreplaceable member of Nuno Espirito Santo’s Premier League team so far this season.

9. Nouha Dicko

  • Signed from: Wigan Athletic
  • When: January 2014

After a short loan spell at Molineux during which Wolves were relegated to League One, Nouha Dicko returned to the club six months later, scoring two goals on his debut.

The striker notched 34 goals in 104 matches, including a hat-trick in a 6-4 victory over Rotherham United which set Wolves on their way to become League One champions.

Dicko continued his form in the Championship, becoming the club’s joint top scorer as Wolves narrowly missed out on the play-offs in 2014/15 season.

10. Joao Moutinho

  • Signed from: Monaco
  • When: July 2018

Wolves signed the experienced Portuguese midfielder on a two-year deal ahead of their return to the Premier League.

The third highest appearance maker for Portugal arrived at Molineux on the back of a 2018 World Cup campaign where he made three appearances alongside current Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Moutinho has started every Premier League game for Nuno Espirito Santo’s this season, scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

But what about these free transfers?

Denis Irwin

  • Signed from: Manchester United
  • When: July 2002

Paul Ince

  • Signed from: Middlesbrough
  • When: August 2002

The two Manchester United legends stepped down to the Championship to join Wolves within a week of each other in the summer of 2002.

Irwin and Ince played vital roles in helping Wolves back into the top flight of English football for the first time in almost 20 years when the club were promoted via the Division One play-offs.

The duo were regular starters in the 2003/04 Premier League side, before Irwin announced his retirement following Wolves’ relegation, while Ince remained at the club until 2006.

The Molineux Megastore is celebrating Black Friday too, click here to view online.