One man who has been linked with the Old Gold is Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, who has worked under Bruno Lage at the Portuguese club.
He said: “PSG were looking at him as well, but we know Wolves need to sign a striker, so let’s wait and see what happens. He’s definitely one that’s admired.”
Saturday’s opening game defeat against Leeds United once again highlighted Wolves’ deficiency in attack, as they had more possession and shots on goal than the hosts but still came away with nothing.
The Old Gold were one of the lowest scorers in the Premier League last season and are yet to sign a new natural striking option this summer, while Fabio Silva was allowed to join Anderlecht on loan.
Considering Raul Jimenez was the club’s top scorer in the Premier League last season with just six, it seems clear that Lage needs a more clinical option in his attack if he wants to improve on a disappointing end to last season.
Ramos could certainly provide that, as he plundered in the goals in Benfica’s academy before establishing himself in the first team, where he has contributed 17 goals and six assists.
Football talent scout Jacek Kulig was full of praise for the young striker in 2020, labelling him “incredibly prolific” which is exactly what Lage needs in a new striker.
The 21-year-old has started the season in hugely impressive style, contributing three goals and two assists in Benfica’s first two games of the season, so Wolves may have to move quickly before his stock rises even further.
WhoScored suggests that Ramos’ strengths include holding onto the ball, dribbling and defensive contribution, which suggests that he has the work rate and ability to excel as a lone striker in the Premier League, which could make him perfect for Lage’s system.
Therefore, the manager should definitely be looking to bring the young striker to Molineux before the transfer window shuts later this month.