Wolves will reportedly look to sign a new striker following the recent loan departure of Fabio Silva.
This is according to The Athletic’s Wolves reporter Steve Madeley, who was asked by a Twitter user named Ciaran whether or not the club would look to sign a replacement for the 20-year-old, who recently joined Anderlecht on loan, in the coming weeks.
In response, Madeley had this to say on the matter: “Only that I’m sure there will be one, Ciaran, so no worries about that. But who or when is less certain.”
So far in this summer’s transfer window, the Old Gold have brought in just one new face in the shape of Nathan Collins from Burnley and seen numerous players leaving the club, either on loan or permanently.
Bearing in mind how Wolves only managed 38 goals throughout their previous Premier League campaign and took fewer shots at goal (403) than the likes of Burnley (406), Everton (431) and Brentford (441), signing a new striker would surely be a smart move for the club.
Also, with 60 players in the top flight having more shots on target in the league last season than Raul Jimenez (15), bringing in a new centre-forward who can not only replace Silva but rival the Mexican for his place in the team could be very beneficial for Bruno Lage’s side.
As for Silva, having only scored four goals in 62 senior appearances for the Midlands club, finding a player who can have more of an attacking impact on the team than the 20-year-old shouldn’t be too hard.
Now that Madeley has revealed his certainty over the arrival of a new attacking player coming to Molineux this summer as a replacement for Silva, this should definitely have lots of Wolves fans buzzing.
If the Old Gold can find a suitable striker to come in and add an extra bite to Wolves’ attack, this would surely help the team improve on what ended up being a rather uninspiring 2021/22 campaign.
Looking beyond that, if Silva can have a successful season in Belgium and come back with more of a goalscoring presence, this would also be a massive boost for the club.