If right back, Aurelio Buta, completes his proposed move from Royal Antwerp, added to Carl Starflet and Christopher Jullien, who will return later this year, we have the beginnings of a stable defensive structure.
Not that Aurelio would be of any immediate benefit, as travelling here from Belgium would require him to isolate until after the first legs of the third qualifying rounds of the Champions and Europa Leagues. If we want a right back to play against PSV or Jablonec he has to already be in the UK. This is a dilemma.
I have zero expectations we will reach the Champions League group stage. PSV look too strong, with or without a new right back. A win tomorrow night will secure at least Europa League group stage qualification. Lose tomorrow, and overcoming Jablonec in the next round of the Europa becomes vitally important. The latter outcome makes a UK-based signing more likely, the former points to Buta getting the nod.