If Wolves do any business this window, it has been mooted that it’ll be in the loan market or on a short term deal.
Thus, a new link has rather caught us by surprise.
According to De Telegraaf (Via Football Oranje) Wolves are one of two sides interested in signing young Ajax striker Lassina Traore.
The 19-year-old has been seriously impressive in senior football this term and also has West Brom chasing his signature.
Unfortunately, Ajax do not want to lose him in January and thus, willing suitors may have to wait until January to prise him away from the Netherlands.
Traore is valued at just £7.2m according to Transfermarkt, but given his form and age, you can be assured that Wolves will have to pay a larger sum of money to bring him to the Premier League.
On the face of it, signing another impressive young striker probably isn’t a good idea. However, when opportunities such as this present themselves, they cannot be ignored.
Traore has very quickly proven himself to be a generational talent and despite being a teenager, he’s already finding the net with eye-catching regularity in the Eredivisie.
This season, the youngster has found the net on seven occasions in just 11 outings. To add to that, the attacker has also registered six assists and added two further goals in other competitions.
The centre-forward clearly has a lot in his locker and it speaks volumes that he’s already scored more goals at senior level than Fabio Silva – someone who cost Wolves £35.6m last summer.
Silva has netted only four goals at senior level and although he’s a year Traore’s junior at 18, it’s clear the Burkina Faso international has more potential.
He has come out of nowhere this season and has put weight issues to one side to become one of the most feared young strikers on the globe. Described as someone who is on their “way to the top” by Marc Overmars, Traore is already held in high esteem.
He would be an astute acquisition, one who could either take Silva’s place or reinvent Nuno Santo’s forward line.