Wolves didn’t give their fans too many goals to celebrate during the 2021/22 Premier League season, as the Old Gold only found the net 38 times, one for every league match that they played throughout the campaign.
One player on whom the Midlands club were reliant to fire in the goals for Bruno Lage’s team was Raul Jimenez.
Despite only finding the net six times in total throughout the season, the Mexican still ended the campaign as Wolves’ top scorer in the league.
With only two other players in the squad being older than the striker, and with Fabio Silva being shipped out to Anderlecht to spend the season on loan in Belgium, the remaining weeks of the summer transfer window could be the perfect time for the Old Gold to bring in a suitable long-term heir for Jimenez.
One player who has been linked with a move to Molineux and who could fit this particular bill is Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos.
Having made 114 appearances for the Portuguese club across their senior and youth teams, the 21-year-old has scored 41 goals and delivered 13 assists in the process.
This backs up why he was previously described as being “incredibly prolific” by football talent scout Jacek Kulig on Twitter.
To further highlight his goalscoring prowess, only Darwin Nunez racked up more shots at goal and more shots on target than Ramos among Benfica’s squad in the Portuguese league last season.
With Wolves showing with Jimenez how beneficial it can be to sign players from Portugal, specifically Benfica, securing a deal for the 21-year-old could be a great bit of prospective business from the Midlands club this summer.
In terms of a potential move for the young attacker, the fact that the current Wolves striker has recently suffered a knee injury which could keep him out of action for the first eight matches of the Premier League season could push the club to launch a move for Ramos.
Given Wolves’ situation regarding their lack of goals last season, making a move to sign the Benfica marksman should be at the top of the club’s priority list before the transfer window closes.