Wolves are currently monitoring Uruguayan forward Nicolas Lopez according to The Birmingham Mail. Although not well known, he would help solve a major issue at Wolves.
Representatives from Wolves have reportedly flown out to South America to watch Lopez in action for Brazilian club Internacional and they appear to like what they see.
The striker has been among the goals this season, which has included scoring three in three in the Copa Libertadores. He could be seen as an ideal partner for Raul Jimenez who signed for the club permanently on Thursday afternoon.
It’s not yet known what fee his club would command but valued at just £2.7m according to Transfermarkt, it’s likely that it wouldn’t be a pricey deal.
Wolves’ first campaign back in the Premier League has been exceptional and there aren’t too many flaws to be found.
However, outside of Jimenez and Diogo Jota, there aren’t a lot of goals in the team and their lack of depth in attack is a concern.
The signing of Lopez would, therefore, be extremely beneficial. After Wolves’ defeat to Burnley last weekend, a match in which Ivan Cavaleiro started over Jimenez it was clear that they needed more attacking quality in the squad. Especially after Helder Costa failed to make an impact from the bench either.
His ability to play either on the wing or through the middle makes the proposition of signing him even more appealing and would give Santo a better option than he already has outside of his main two attackers.
Raul Jimenez is turning it on for Wolves and Mexico right now! He definitely deserves the song in the video below…
It remains a strong possibility that the Midlands club could qualify for the Europa League next season and as a result they will need a considerably larger squad than they boast at present.
Wolves have targeted the likes of Andre Silva but after signing Jimenez it’s possible they may look to buy someone far cheaper.