Bruno Lage’s first season in charge of Wolves looked rosy for such a long time but once the campaign was said and done in May, supporters will have been disappointed.
That’s because they ultimately finished tenth in the Premier League table, missing the chance to qualify for European football.
A lack of goals can be attributed to that so it’s crucial the Old Gold act in the summer transfer window.
TEAMtalk have reported that Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz is a target for Lage and co but they face plenty of competition.
Last summer Lage made some valuable acquisitions to the squad with players like Jose Sa impressively greatly as Wolves conceded the fifth-fewest goals in the Premier League.
Sadly, the goals didn’t particularly flow in at either end if you attended Molineux this season.
That’s due to the fact that Raul Jimenez finished the campaign as the club’s top scorer with just six goals.
Granted he had just returned from a horrendous skull injury but it’s clear to see the Mexican isn’t the same potent threat he once was.
Neither was young forward Pedro Neto who struggled with his own injuries in 2021/22, registering just the two goal involvements in 13 matches and 463 minutes of top-flight action.
However, this is a player who in the previous campaign ended the term as Wolves’ player of the season after bagging five and claiming six assists.
A new player of his dynamic qualities being added to the squad would only benefit their struggles in goal and thus, Diaz could be their best signing since the aforementioned Neto.
Described as “extraordinary” by former Blackburn boss, Tony Mowbray, the Chile international was in devastating form for the Championship outfit in 2021/22.
He scored a whopping 22 times, proving that he’s got the talent and hustle to become a Premier League regular.
With a goal tally like that it’s hardly a surprise that he’s caught the imagination of the top-flight.
It also explains why he’d be the club’s best acquisition since Neto as Diaz would be arriving at a crucial time with goals dry and options limited.
As a result, both of them fail to offer the consistency that Lage needs right now so a more deadly threat simply has to be added to the squad. It’s time for Jeff Shi and co to act on their interest in Diaz.