The Old Gold’s attacking woes have left them 19th in the table, with Sunday’s 4-0 home defeat against Leicester City on Sunday a microcosm of their season so far, as they created a number of promising opportunities but were punished by a more clinical side.
That game at Molineux saw Wolves register 21 shots compared to Leicester’s five, emphasising how poor the former are at finishing right now, with Steve Davis in desperate need of a reliable goalscorer if he is to prevent his side from being cut adrift.
Diego Costa has offered next to nothing in his appearances so far but the Old Gold could revive their fortunes with another proven Premier League striker in Ronaldo.
In a recent interview with GiveMeSport, journalist Dean Jones suggested that the legendary Portuguese forward could consider a move to Molineux in January given his lack of game-time with Manchester United so far this season.
He said: “You’d consider clubs with Portuguese links or links to him personally. Wolves, for example. Would he be willing to go there? It seems like somewhere he should consider but I doubt he will.”
The 37-year-old would undoubtedly be a costly option for Wolves in terms of his wages, which are currently in excess of £500k-p/w. However, given that Ten Hag is reportedly willing to cancel his contract with United after refusing to come on as a late substitute in last week’s win over Tottenham Hotspur, the veteran could arrive at Molineux without a transfer fee.
Former Portugal ace Hugo Almeida was full of praise for the Red Devils icon last season, saying: “Ronaldo is a goalscoring machine, he’s the best player in the world. It’s not just words, he shows it on the pitch.”
Ronaldo’s career has been a glittering one, with 700 club goals to his name, and given Wolves’ Portuguese links, he could be the man to salvage the Old Gold’s season should they convince him to swap Manchester for the Midlands.