Wolves boss Nuno Santo has already made it abundantly clear that the Old Gold need to prepare and plan better ahead of the transfer window.
The Molineux outfit have been rocked by a significant number of injury blows this season and they’ve been stretched right to the limit as a result.
Wolves have decisions to make over their loan players in the summer but they will also have to focus their efforts on players outside of Molineux.
One man they’re reportedly considering ahead of the market opening is Mbaye Diagne.
The 29-year-old is currently on loan at West Brom but is due to head back to parent club Galatasaray after the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League.
Wolves need to strengthen their attacking reinforcements this summer. Raul Jimenez has been missing since November while he recovers from a fractured skull and his replacements haven’t done a very stable job.
Fabio Silva has begun to find form but he still only has four goals to his name in Wolves colours. As for Willian Jose, he has found the net just once since his temporary move from Real Sociedad in the winter.
On paper, Jose looked like the ideal replacement for Jimenez. They are of a similar stature and were very alike in terms of their play styles.
Jose was supposed to be a forward who could bring others into play but he’s failed in that department and hasn’t been able to provide much threat in terms of goals either.
Unfortunately, he’s been rather wasteful and only has three strikes to his name since joining the Baggies. That dangerous nature has clearly eluded him at the Hawthorns.
He also wouldn’t suit what Wolves need. Speaking to Express & Star, Gol added: “He isn’t what you’d call an all-round centre-forward. His passing isn’t the best when it comes to linking play. You need to get the ball into him inside the box. But when you do, he scores goals.”
Fellow reporter, Burhan Can Terzi commented: “Diagne is a static forward who is efficient within the box.”
The trouble here is that Nuno requires someone who can link the play and run the channels; something Jimenez has done to devastating effect during his time in the Midlands.
Wolves would be better off finding an alternative target. Diagne isn’t potent enough in English football yet and he doesn’t suit their style.