Limited finances could cause enormous difficulties for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the ongoing transfer window.
It’s a factor that ultimately cost Nuno Santo his job before new boss Bruno Lage entered Molineux a few weeks ago.
Lage has already been linked with a number of players from his former side, Benfica, with budding youngsters Goncalo Ramos and Henrique Araujo on his wish list.
However, they could sign another of his ex-players in Haris Seferovic. Reports this week state that Wolves were interested in the forward before Euro 2020 got underway.
His price tag at the time was just €15m (£13m) but after his impressive displays at the European Championships, Benfica now value him at €30m (£26m).
It would be a pricey acquisition but it’s hard to deny the Raul Jimenez like qualities that Seferovic has at his disposal.
The Mexican has been missing since November after a sickening clash of heads with David Luiz led to a fractured skull.
Jimenez has made a full recovery but has also surprisingly been touted with the exit door. If he leaves or fails to find his form in the Midlands again, Seferovic would be a tremendous like-minded striker.
Standing at 6 foot 2, he is an inch shorter than the Wolves sensation but his heading and the ability to bring others into play reminds us of the Mexican.
In fact, he’s even earned comparisons to a certain Maradona. Speaking in April, former Benfica star, Joao Alves, said: “Congratulations to Seferovic who reminds us of Maradona not because of his height but he is a left-footer and, in fact, with passes of this class he makes us remember the eternal Maradona.”
The 29-year-old is an enigma in forward areas. He often needs several chances in order to score one but his record is still phenomenal.
He’s also caught the eye at the Euros, scoring three times during the competition. That includes two stunning headed goals as the Swiss knocked World champions France out in the last 16.
After netting the opener, commentator Ally McCoist said on ITV: “But if you’re a centre forward, it’s fantastic. He just gives him a nudge before the ball comes in to give himself half a yard. What a header. Brilliant. Just gets up early. That’s a classic centre forward goal. The finish is superb.”
If Lage can negate the inconsistency in the forward’s game then he’d be a tremendous addition for the Old Gold.
As was the case on Monday evening, he is capable of dominating even the best centre-backs in world football.