Over the last few years, Nuno Santo and Jeff Shi have completely changed the face of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
They were taken from a middle of the road Championship club to one competing in the Europa League.
The way they’ve fallen away this season, therefore, has been completely out of turn with the high standards that they’ve set themselves.
They currently sit in the bottom half of the table and memories of European football have slipped away very quickly.
It’s been a difficult term to analyse. Without injuries, Wolves may well occupy a place in the top half still.
It’s evident that Wolves need more firepower, especially with Pedro Neto now out for six months with a knee injury.
They could find that by targeting Tammy Abraham. According to Football Insider, Wolves are in the race to sign the Chelsea striker, alongside Aston Villa.
He is a particularly tricky forward to deal with, combining pace with brutal physicality and height that can blow away the opposition.
Throughout his career, he has won 2.2 aerial duels per match. Compare that to Jimenez and he’s ahead by 0.5. Thus, the Old Gold could find a very different offensive proposition by luring him to Molineux this summer.
They’d have more pace in behind and they’d also have a better target to aim for when delivering balls into the penalty area.
Dubbed “phenomenal” by Alex McLeish, Abraham is the type of player who could take Wolves back to Europe.
At the age of 23, he has a high ceiling and potential that could grow higher than Jimenez. The Mexican has been a great servant in the last couple of seasons but Wolves need further options to really take them to the next level.
Abraham has shown he can score goals on a regular basis at the highest level and would surely prosper under Nuno’s counter-attacking system.
Just imagine what he could do with the likes of Neto and Adama Traore running riot next to him.