The transfer window is now just a matter of weeks away, and for Wolves, completing business in one specific area will be of utmost importance.
After hitting a sticking point, spending in a position lacking depth simply has to happen.
Wolves sensationally beat Arsenal a few weeks ago but they have now suffered back to back defeats, failing to score in the process.
They were battered 4-0 by Liverpool and then somehow failed to beat Aston Villa despite a succession of goal scoring opportunities.
Nuno Santo’s men eventually lost 1-0 and it’s clear to see why they’re struggling – they have no Raul Jimenez. The Mexican suffered a fractured skull at the Emirates and thus, Wolves are having to rely on club-record signing Fabio Silva.
That shouldn’t be a bad thing but he’s just 18 years of age so it’s not ideal. Thus, the transfer window could provide the Midlands side with some respite.
The Sun are reporting that one man on their radar for the short-term is former West Brom and Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon.
He is currently plying his trade in China for Dalian Pro and it’s said that they may well consider a deal in January.
Rondon is currently valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt.
Of course, Rondon is not a 20-goal striker but that’s not exactly what they require. Instead, they need an experienced centre-forward capable of filling in for Jimenez while he sits on the treatment table.
Silva has yet to show much in his fledgeling Wolves career but given his potential, he will surely come good sooner rather than later.
Therefore, signing someone like Rondon in the meantime would be phenomenal business from Wolves.
The Venezuela striker scored 11 goals for Newcastle in the Premier League during the 2018/19 season and his bullish nature would be perfect for an Old Gold team accustomed to the way Jimenez plays.
Rondon is an aggressive forward capable of unnerving defenders and has even been compared to one of the great strikers we’ve seen on English soil.
Lee Clark once said: “I was fortunate enough to play with Les Ferdinand and Rondon reminds me of him. They’re both swashbuckling centre forwards, who hold the ball up well and provide a focal point for their team-mates.”
That’s exactly what Wolves need and his record in China demonstrates that he’s in form. For Dalian, the 31-year-old has scored nine in 16 outings this season.
This is superb short-term thinking from Nuno and Fosun.