Wolves head into their clash against Liverpool this evening with the bit between their teeth.
Having beaten Arsenal last time out, Nuno Santo’s men will have supreme confidence, but they will be without one of their star men.
A horrendous clash of heads between Raul Jimenez and David Luiz last Sunday saw the Mexican come off second best.
Jimenez had to undergo surgery on a fractured skull and is now out for an unknown period of time.
Thus, it would appear that Wolves are in need of signing another striker.
Of course, they have club-record signing Fabio Silva within their ranks, but they now lack an experienced out and out centre-forward.
One player Wolves have in mind is Valencia’s Maxi Gomez. That’s according to Spanish outlet AS who suggested Nuno views him as a replacement for the injured Jimenez.
The report states that he was once close to signing for West Ham but eventually stayed in Spain.
Gomez possesses a release clause of €140m (£126m) but it’s thought a tempting offer to Valencia from Wolves could tempt them to sell.
This would be a tremendous capture by the Midlands side, presuming they can get him for a cut-price fee.
Gomez currently has three goals in nine La Liga outings this season but there is so much more to his game than scoring goals.
In fact, he could be perfect for the English game, possessing similar physical qualities to a certain Adama Traore.
Spanish football expert Phil Vickery said in 2019: “He is almost like something of a throwback to the great old tradition of the English No 9 when you would whistle down a mine shaft and up would step a strapping centre-forward.”
Vickery continued: “He is fearsomely strong. Opponents almost bounce off him, he is so physically strong. He is known as ‘The Bull’. You look at him and physically, he is a bull. He is a very, very strong, powerful centre-forward with plenty of technical gifts as well.”
The 24-year-old’s sheer strength is emphasised by how many aerial duels he wins per game. In 2020/21, Gomez has won 3.4 aerial duels a match and in two appearances, he has won as many as six aerial battles.
For context, that would make him the joint-best player in Wolves’ squad for heading – Leander Dendoncker also wins 3.4 per game.
This would be a valuable addition to the Molineux ranks.
In other news, here’s how Wolves can unearth their NEW Joao Moutinho…