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Wolves: Madueke their long-term Jota heir

Bruno Lage is yet to secure a single point or watch his side score a goal in competitive action since taking charge of Wolves.

Yet, there are still reasons to be positive. The Old Gold are creating chances in abundance and have amassed 42 shots in two matches. They now just need to find the icing to put on top of the cake.

On the chalkboard

One of the biggest problems for Wolves last season was their ability to find the back of the net.

Adama Traore scored just two goals all season and in a campaign where Raul Jimenez was missing due to injury from November onwards, it was a recipe for failure.

Pedro Neto ended the campaign as the club’s top scorer but he has now been ruled out until February as he recovers from a broken knee cap. When Lage entered the club, he will have wanted Neto to return quickly so this will come as a considerable setback.

A player Wolves would love to have in their ranks right now is the effervescent Diogo Jota.

Do you want Madueke at Wolves?

No way!

No way!

Yes please!

Yes please!

However, the Portuguese dynamo is busy entertaining Liverpool fans this season as he continues his impressive career at Anfield after moving to Merseyside a year ago.

He’s begun the campaign with goals in consecutive games and will be leaving Wolves supporters with a sense of regret.

The solution

Lage moved impressively to seal the signature of Trincao this summer and he’s impressed in the opening matches with his direct dribbling ability.

Though, if they really want to finally replace Jota then the hierarchy should look no further than Noni Madueke.

Sky Sports reported last week that Wolves were one of a number of teams interested in signing the PSV Eindhoven youngster.

That said, they may have to pay in the region of £34m to lure him to the Premier League.

Madueke is just 19 years of age and is eligible to play for England so the premium price certainly makes sense.

His ceiling is incredibly high and you only need to assess words from Aidy Boothroyd to understand why.

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Talking about the teenager previously, the former England U21 boss commented: “He’s a powerhouse of a player, technically very good, left-footed and likes to come in off the side of the pitch, off the right and go and link.

“He’s got a goal in him, he’s very creative. He’s got a massive smile, a lovely kid. The lads have taken to him, as they would because he’s a good player, he has that respect for what he’s done at PSV.”

Ex-PSV midfielder Tommie van de Leegte is another effusive in his praise for the English talent: “He’s fast and has the capability to trick his opponent. He brings creativity and is very explosive in his actions,” he said.

Madueke also has goals and assists in him; something Jota regularly brought to the table during his stay in the Midlands.

The PSV gem, who is capable of playing on the flanks, found the net on seven occasions last term but he’s already nearly equalled that tally in 2021/22.

So far this season, the attacker has scored six goals in eight games across all competitions while completing a mesmerising four dribbles per match in the Dutch top-flight.

It’s evident why he’d be Wolves’ long-term Jota heir. He is a player with unlimited potential.

AND in other news, Forget Traore: Lage surely buzzing with Wolves star who made 6 tackles & 5 key passes…

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