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Wolves: Lage has had a good look at Michy Batshuayi

Dean Jones has dropped an interesting transfer update on a Wolverhampton Wanderers transfer target as Bruno Lage continues to search for his fourth summer signing.

What’s the news?

Jones was speaking to GIVEMESPORT about the club signing Goncalo Guedes and suggested that they have also been looking at Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, saying:

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“Guedes is a really good signing. He can be a bit flaky, but his quality is undoubted.

“Now they need a striker to go alongside him to finish off the chances that he will be teeing up.

“They’ve had a good look at Batshuayi recently. That shows that they are definitely in the market for a striker. Whether or not it’s him, we’ll have to wait and see.”

It’s clear that Lage is in the market for a striker, but will Batshuayi arrive at Molineux in the next few weeks?

A wonderful signing?

With Wolves’ goalscoring woes evident in their first two Premier League matches, where they only scored once, it’s vital that Lage replaces the goals injured Raul Jimenez gives them, and soon.

Batshuayi could be a wonderful option. The £69k-per-week striker has netted 135 goals throughout his senior career, with 15 coming in the Premier League, despite never being a regular at Chelsea.

The Belgian striker had an impressive spell at Besiktas last season, averaging a rating of 6.96 courtesy of SofaScore, while also scoring 14 league goals. Immediately, that paints him in a very vivid light compared to those at Wolves with top-scorer, Jimenez, finding the net on only six occasions.

His goalscoring exploits weren’t the only positive performance indicator, with the player showing off his all-round game during his spell in Turkey.

He missed 14 big chances, which although not a great statistic, shows he is normally in the right place to fashion a shot. However, he did make 0.8 key passes per match, and made 1.5 successful dribbles per game also, showing great maturity to become more than just a goal scorer.

Will Wolves sign Batshuayi?





To put that into context, Jimenez would manage 1.1 key passes while only four players bettered his take-on success in 2021/22.

As a result, these stats should more than convince Lage to move for the “wonderful” player in the words of Nizaar Kinsella, and he could become available for a cut-price fee considering his contract expires at the end of the season.

Thomas Tuchel’s loss could be Lage’s gain and if he wants to make his Wolves team take the next step up, attackers with Batshuayi’s quality will go a long way to achieving this. He could well be a marvellous capture for the Old Gold.