This season has been one shrouded with negativity and setbacks for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hopes of securing European football have been left in the dust and they look the shadow of a team that have been crafted so astutely by Nuno Santo in the last few years.
The Portuguese coach has taken them from a middling Championship side to one regularly in the top half of the Premier League.
Thankfully, it feels like Wolves know they’ve got things wrong in the last year. Speaking ahead of their clash with West Brom, Nuno admitted that better planning needed to take place in terms of recruitment.
With that in mind, there is a sense that Wolves will make greater decisions in the upcoming transfer window.
Signing another striker should be near the top of their agenda. After all, it would be a surprise if they brought Willian Jose back to Molineux following one goal in the last four months.
One option is Tammy Abraham. The Chelsea forward isn’tt getting enough game time at Stamford Bridge and is now being chased by the Old Gold and Aston Villa.
Abraham is a vibrant young forward and despite his lack of minutes, has still racked up 30 goals for the Blues throughout his time in West London.
Pivotal, however, is the way he could act as a replacement for Raul Jimenez. Described as a “phenomenal” player by Alex McLeish, Abraham’s tall frame and ability to bring others into play is perfect for Wolves.
It could also be game-changing for a certain Pedro Neto. With Jimenez missing since November while he recovers from a fractured skull, the Portugal sensation has missed a focal point and somebody to link the play with.
That said, without a free-scoring striker next to him, his numbers aren’t as impressive as they should be.
You only need to look at the relationship that Jimenez and Diogo Jota had together when they both played for Wolves.
A classic little and large combination, no player has contributed to more of the Mexican’s goals at Molineux. When they played alongside each other, they had a joint goal participation of 17, five more than the next best in Adama Traore.
They worked beautifully in tandem and Nuno could recreate that by signing Abraham and playing him in a two-prong attack with Neto.
It would be perfect for Wolves given how successful Jota and Jimenez were as a pairing.