Wolves must forget ambitious Silva swoop and loan Sturridge to lead their attack

Wolves’ striking target Andre Silva is set to join Galatasaray on loan from AC Milan, according to Turkish outlet Fanatik.

What’s the story, then?

Reports earlier in July quoted┬áMilan sporting director Massimo Mirabelli naming Nuno Santo’s newly-promoted side and the Turkish giants as the two clubs who were in the hunt for the Portuguese international hitman.

However, it looks as if Galatasaray have nipped ahead of Wolves in the reckoning as they look close to sealing a temporary deal to bring Silva to Turkey.

The report also says that the addition of a purchase option is not possible at the moment, which does raise the prospect that Wolves could buy him next summer if he returns to form in Turkey.

Wolves should forget Silva and sign Sturridge instead

If Wolves are looking for an ambitious, expensive loan deal for an international striker who has lost his way but could rediscover his touch in a free-flowing team that just lacks a reliable goalscorer, then Silva would be good but Daniel Sturridge would be even better.

He has looked fit in pre-season and although he has reportedly been offered an Anfield reprieve by Jurgen Klopp, he is still likely to be forced to settle for a back-up role, which will not totally appease the man who has 75 Premier League goals to his name.

Sturridge to Wolves simply makes sense. Nuno Santo’s men have the money to pay the Englishman’s bumper wages and Leo Bonatini struggled to find the net through the winter months, which must cast his ability to bag on a regular basis in the Premier League into serious doubt.

The loan deal would also allow Sturridge to move back to the Midlands, which should allow him to settle quickly, and it is difficult to see him struggling to find the back of the net at the spearhead of such an expansive team, one which is crying out for a ruthless, efficient goalscorer to turn their spell-binding forward play into consistent Premier League goals.