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Wolves missed a trick by not signing Goncalo Ramos

Wolverhampton Wanderers face a striker crisis following Diego Costa’s sending-off in their 1-1 draw with Brentford last weekend.

The result leaves Wolves stuck in the relegation zone and Steve Davis now faces a selection conundrum ahead of their tie against Brighton & Hove Albion in terms of who will lead the line.

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With just six Premier League goals and missing Raul Jimenez, Sasa Kalajdzic and Costa, it hasn’t been the greatest of times recently for the club. However, if former manager Bruno Lage made one key signing in the summer, they may have avoided this crisis…

Wolves missed out on Goncalo Ramos

Ramos was linked with a move to the Premier League back in August, with the likes of Newcastle United, Everton, and Wolves keeping tabs on the Benfica hitman.

The Portuguese club were looking for a fee in the region of £30m and although that may have seemed quite high, his performances this season now make that look like loose change for what he could be worth in a year or two.

The 21-year-old has scored 11 goals and registered six assists in 19 matches already this season and his goalscoring nous would have been ideal for Wolves. After all, his “outrageous numbers” – in the words of Jacek Kulig – were already apparent to Lage before this term with the youngster scoring 14 times in 18 outings for Portugal U21s.

His 11 goals this term are three more than the entire Wolves squad collectively and this just highlights how much they require a proven goal scorer.

In Liga Portugal this season, Ramos has averaged 3.2 shots per match, 0.6 key passes, and has won 53% of his aerial duels, showing that he can be effective in a variety of parameters.

Having also been dubbed “one to watch”, it’s clear that Ramos has undoubted potential and a move to the Premier League should be the next logical step for him.

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Although, if he continues his current trajectory, Wolves might either not be able to afford him, or a bigger team will get in there first and sign him.

Either way, the Old Gold missed a trick by not making a move for the player when they had the chance, with their goalscoring woes proving it was a huge error of judgment. His frightening instinct in the penalty box may well have saved the Midlands outfit this term.