The transfer window is now just weeks away and for Wolves, there is one area they need to strengthen.
That’s in a central striker position where they will be desperate to replace the injured Raul Jimenez.
Wolves may have signed Fabio Silva for a club-record fee of £35.6m in the summer but they are still in the mood for attacking recruits.
Wolves have a long-standing interest in Manchester City full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko and once again, there is another rumour revealing the club’s appeal in the Ukrainian.
This time the report comes courtesy of 90min who suggest that Man City are willing to listen to offers for the 23-year-old. It does state, however, that they won’t look to force Zinchenko out.
It’s thought that Wolves – who had a bid turned down in the summer – are chasing the player alongside other Premier League suitors in Southampton, Leicester and West Ham.
This would be an eye-catching piece of business, especially because he’s learned his trade under Pep Guardiola – someone who once described him as “incredible.”
The £18m-rated Zinchenko has been capped 35 times by his country and would suit Nuno Santo perfectly – primarily because of his versatility.
We all know Nuno likes players who can operate all over the pitch and in the Ukraine international, they could find their next Romain Saiss.
Saiss has the ability to play as a holding midfield player but so far this season, we’ve seen him operate at centre-back and at left-wing back too.
We didn’t realise the Moroccan had the ability to play out wide but his versatility is exceptional and he has proven us all wrong. Zinchenko has a similar story.
A central midfielder by trade, he has been moved into a left-back role at Man City and has found game time hard to come by further forward in attack.
Zinchenko, however, would fit perfectly into a wing-back role at Wolves, mainly because of how good he is in forward areas.
Unfortunately, though, it would probably be the final nail in the coffin for Ruben Vinagre. Bringing Zinchenko in would mean the club have four left backs on their books including Rayan Ait-Nouri and Marcal.
That being said, he would not be a bad signing. Jeff Shi would do well here.