Wolverhampton Wanderers are hardly notorious for spending money in January, but that’s something that manager Nuno Santo very much would like to change this month.
The west Midlanders have a dying need to bolster their options as they are currently still contending across multiple competitions – a top-six push in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Europa League knockout stages.
Nuno’s squad is just too thin if they think they can keep it up for much longer – it will only take an injury to a key member such as top goalscorer Raul Jimenez, or Adama Traore, or even Conor Coady to scupper their chances of success in any of the above.
The Athletic’s Tim Spiers has offered some encouragement to counteract that as he believes the club are expecting two forward additions this month, while also claiming they hold admiration for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen.
This has led to fans discussing the potential of the hotshot joining Molineux this month…
Great signing. Been saying for months. I rate him above Dan James. Saw him at Hereford. He's from West Midlands, Leominster. Blossomed into a great player. I don't say this lightly but is closest thing to Salah you could buy. Get it done. Glad Tim Reporting it too.
— Matt Pav (@ThePav85) January 12, 2020
Hope we sign him, been a great player for a few seasons now.
— paulbox (@paulbox10) January 12, 2020
Can we please just make this signing, like asap @wolves
— Thomas Parsons (@ThomasP70533425) January 12, 2020
Get him in great player👍👍
— Patrick Clay (@Patrick46777214) January 12, 2020
Ive been banging on about this guy he will be a six yard predator something we havent got,bargin on todays prices we need him in and he will be able to play in the Europa cup
— why wolves fc (@whywolvesfc) January 12, 2020
One supporter said he rates him more than Manchester United’s Dan James whilst also making the bold claim that he could be the closest thing to Liverpool superstar Mo Salah that you could possibly buy this month.
Others pleaded the club to make the signing labelling him a ‘great player’ with a further member of the Molineux faithful brandishing him as a ‘six-yard predator’ which is something they lack.
Back up for Jota……….
— Bally (@BallyJNR) January 12, 2020
In addition, a fan pondered whether he would be a backup for Diogo Jota, which is hard to believe considering that Bowen has played the majority of games on the right-hand side of midfield and on occasion, played through the middle.
Per Transfermarkt, the 23-year-old has scored 16 times this season as well as providing five assists with him playing on the wing in 20 of 28 matches recorded.
Wolves gunning for the Hull City man would certainly be out of their usual remit, considering he’s a homegrown prospect and not from Portugal, and this has been noted…
Bowen and Bellingham the only ones we have been properly linked with. Would be a good raid on the Championship. Bowen can play across the front three and Bellingham is brilliant at 16! Would probably be loaned back but could be on the fringes like Elliott at Liverpool #wwfc
— Mattie Bagnall (@MattieJBagnall) January 12, 2020
Pleased to see us considering the domestic market. Our summer ‘18 signings settled well because they got a lot of football. Harder to break in now, as we’ve seen. So having a guy who knows the country and the pace of football perhaps the best chance of impact in January.
— Craig Easterbrook (@Bunson1860) January 12, 2020
However, not everyone in the west Midlands can see the positives with one fan playing down the report while another labelled the winger as ‘one-footed’ and ‘one paced’ – whatever that means…
Not a chance we’ll buy him for 20M!! 8M at the most & to be honest, we won’t buy British, it’ll be foreign players.
— Steve Wiles (@SteveWiles20) January 12, 2020
One footed one paced, no chance he’s a top half PL player.
— Craig wwfc (@CSPerks) January 12, 2020
Spiers believes that Bowen would cost the club £20m with him due out of contract this summer. Ultimately, his versatile ability and knack for finding the net makes him a viable target and one they should seriously consider. There won’t be any Patrick Cutrone vibes from this one.
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