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Wolves have shown interest in Andy Carroll

Wolves are seemingly getting desperate in the search for a new striker.

Sasa Kaladjzic’s debut couldn’t have gone much worse for Bruno Lage, as the Austria international was forced off at half-time through injury, with scans later revealing that he had picked up an ACL problem which will rule him out for much of the season.

Raul Jimenez too is struggling for fitness and the last thing Lage needs right now is a squad with no frontman when you consider that his side are the joint-lowest scorers in the top flight this season alongside West Ham.

Even when Wolves were impressing last season and looking as if they could challenge for Europe, goals were a problem, as only the relegated sides in the Premier League scored fewer, while Jimenez would finish as the club’s top scorer with just six to his name.

Diego Costa has been touted as a short-term solution at Molineux but work permit issues have been a stumbling block for former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid man as he aims to secure a switch back to England.

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Lage clearly wants a striker who can hold the ball up but is limited to free agents, and one man who has also reportedly been on the list is former Liverpool and Newcastle United forward Andy Carroll.

According to John Percy in the Telegraph, Wolves will consider a move for the 33-year-old Englishman should they fail to complete a move for Costa, a transfer that is yet to be completed.

Carroll is a free agent after leaving West Brom in the summer, having contributed three goals in 15 appearances for the Baggies last season.

While that goal record could be a lot worse, the problem with Carroll has rarely been with his performances, but with his ability to stay fit.

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His injury record is extensive and about as sporadic as a Jackson Pollock painting, with calf, knee and groin injuries all keeping him out for prolonged periods during his career.

Indeed, the former England international has had 23 separate incidents of injury concern throughout his playing days so it wouldn’t be a safe signing at all.

Carroll’s attitude has also been questioned in the past, with Karen Brady labelling him a “behemoth from ages past” during his time at West Ham United, so Jeff Shi would be making a big mistake in sanctioning a move for him.

The last thing Lage needs is to sign another striker who is likely to spend more time with the physio than on the pitch, and he must find another way to cope following Kalajdzic’s setback, whether that is with Costa or somebody else.

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