Defender Silvio, midfielder Joao Teixeira and Iceland striker Jon Dadi-Bodvarsson also arrived before the season started.
Seven more signed on at Molineux before the end of the transfer window, starting with Congo midfielder Prince Oniangue, followed by Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Benfica forward Ola John on season-long loan deals.
If nothing else, Wolves’ burst of spending under their new owners has given most supporters much more optimism than they’ve had for the last 12 months. The very large crowd anticipated for Saturday’s home game against Burton is further evidence of that.
In terms of numbers, at least, they have made up for time lost when the squad became too thin to challenge last season. How much value they will get for their money will not be clear for some time.
If things go well, Wolves could have a midfield full of continental flair, but it will be a challenge to get the best out of those players in the gruelling Championship once the days grow short.
The return of a more familiar face in Richard Stearman may turn out to be as valuable as any of the other signings.
Some were slow to appreciate him in his first spell at Wolves, but by the time of his departure he was deservedly held in high regard by supporters. If Wolves do succeed this season, Stearman’s influence is likely to be important.