Despite currently sitting in eighth place in the Premier League table with 28 points from 19 games, Wolves have only managed to score 14 goals in those games, leaving only Norwich City (8) having found the back of the net on fewer occasions.
With this in mind and the fact that the January transfer window has now opened, this could provide the Midlands club with a great opportunity to sign a player that could be a regular goalscorer for them.
Taking this into account, it seems as though the Old Gold have their eye on one figure that could be a potential candidate to bring a bit of life into their attack.
A recent report from 90min has named Wolves as one of the clubs that have made contact to sign striker Gabriel Barbosa, also known as Gabigol, from Flamengo as well as Chelsea, Aston Villa, West Ham United and Newcastle United.
Having played for Santos, Inter Milan, Benfica and Flamengo, Barbosa has managed to rack up an impressive 129 goals in 284 appearances across all competitions, showing that he certainly knows how to score.
Since joining Flamengo back in the 2019 January transfer window from Inter on loan before signing on a permanent basis, the 25-year-old has netted 84 goals in 124 appearances, showing how valuable he is to them and why they may be reluctant to let him leave this month.
Having been labelled as a player that “can be decisive at any moment in a match” by Adriano, it’s no surprise that so many clubs apparently have an interest in the striker, who is currently valued at £23.4m according to Transfermarkt.
However, given Wolves’ lack of goals so far this season compared to the other teams in the top half of the table, it seems as though they could do with him in their squad more than anyone else at the moment.
Moving forward, the Old Gold should be doing all they can to secure Gabigol’s signature this month as he could well be the player to fix Lage’s issue of seeing his side not score many goals.
That said, it could take a significant amount of money for them to secure him this month.