Wolves have taken a grand total of zero points from their first two league matches under Bruno Lage.
They have also failed to score in those outings as the Portuguese began his Molineux tenure in the worst possible way.
Despite failing to find the back of the net, the Old Gold have actually looked promising in attack.
They’ve mustered 42 attempts at goal in matches with Leicester and Spurs, before sticking four past Nottingham Forrest in the Carabao Cup.
Despite some encouraging signs in the final third, Wolves are still looking at bolstering their attacking ranks.
Goncalo Guedes is a player who’s been on their radar for a while. Signed by Valencia from PSG for £36m back in 2018, the Portuguese could be on the move again.
That being said, the Spanish club won’t budge from an asking price of €30m (£25.7m).
If Lage can secure the services of Guedes before the window closes, he could add a great deal to the squad.
Not only does he have the potential to be an Adama Traore successor if he finally leaves but he could also make up for the absence of Pedro Neto.
Wolves’ Player of the Season for 2020/21 has been ruled out until the end of October at the earliest with a broken knee cap and they have clearly missed his antics in the opening weeks of the season.
If we compare that to Guedes, a Jorge Mendes client, there are clear similarities.
The Valencia attacker also scored five times in the league last term while assisting a further handful of strikes for his teammates. Furthermore, he managed 2.1 dribbles per match, replicating the tally achieved by Neto.
On that evidence, it’s clear to see why he’s been described as “special” by analysis website Breaking the Lines.
Guedes has long been a talent full of potential but he’s yet to live up to his true billing. Under Lage, however, that could change.
After all, he is a manager who brought the likes of Ruben Dias and Joao Felix to prominence.