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Wolves could soon have their new Rafa Mir

This is a testing time for Wolves, one they’re trying their utmost best to come out of.

After being battered by Liverpool and receiving a damaging defeat to Aston Villa, they have bounced back tremendously, beating Chelsea 2-1 earlier this week.

However, they are still without Raul Jimenez, someone who suffered a fractured skull against Arsenal a few weeks ago.

As a result, Wolves are searching for a new striker in the January transfer market. They reportedly have two dozen players on a list they’re hoping to whittle down before next month.

Divock Origi is supposedly on the list but another forward that’s been linked with the club in recent days is 17-cap Turkey international Kenan Karaman.

The 6 foot 3 striker currently plays for Fortuna Duesseldorf in Germany’s second-tier so would certainly be no marquee addition.

The 26-year-old is rated at just £2.2m via Transfermarkt but his contract expires next summer so would be available on the cheap to Wolves.

Though, despite his minimal price tag, Fosun would surely be wasting their money on a player who could be nothing more than an experienced Rafa Mir.

Will Rafa Mir make it at Wolves?

Of course

Of course

Definitely not

Definitely not

For starters, the two forwards are both the same height and thus, they play in similar ways. Karaman has won 2.1 aerial duels per game in Bundesliga 2 compared to the 2.7 that Mir wins for Huesca in La Liga.

The biggest concern, however, is their respective goal records.

Of course, Wolves don’t need a 20-goal striker to replace Jimenez in the short-term because that wouldn’t be possible, but Karaman has never really looked like beating a haul of ten in one season.

According to WhoScored, the Turk has failed to score more than six goals in one league season which is eerily similar to Mir, someone who only has three goals this season and has never scored a senior goal in England.

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For whatever reason, this type of striker doesn’t suit Wolves and instead they need someone who is not only tall like Jimenez, but also has a good track record.

It is pointless bringing anyone in on a short-term basis if their career hasn’t amounted to much.

Origi, for example, has a history of scoring big goals at Liverpool. They need to prefer an option like that in January.

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