Wolves are reportedly targeting AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben-Yedder and the France international could be a superb addition to Bruno Lage’s side at Molineux this summer.
While United are simply credited with an interest, the report claims that Lage’s side are planning a concrete bid for Ben-Yedder as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season.
It was clear to see what Wolves’ primary weakness was in the Premier League last season.
Despite strong early-season form which had Old Gold supporters dreaming of a spot in the Champions League, their side consistently struggled to find the back of the net, managing just 38 goals in the top flight. Only Burnley, Watford and Norwich City, all of whom were relegated, would score fewer.
While it is difficult to place too much blame on the shoulders of Raul Jimenez after he made his return from a horrific skull fracture, the Mexican forward would finish as Wolves’ top scorer with just six goals, so it is clear that attacking reinforcements are required next season.
Lage needs a striker that guarantees goals and Ben-Yedder can provide just that.
In 37 appearances in France’s top-flight, the former Sevilla man would contribute a superb 25 goals and five assists, averaging a strong 7.04 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
In his career thus far, the £22.5m-rated Frenchman has contributed 214 goals for Toulouse, Monaco and Sevilla, so it is no surprise that he was labelled as “one of the best” of his kind by his former Toulouse manager Pascal Dupraz.
If Wolves are to progress next season then they undoubtedly need some more quality in attack, and therefore Lage should do everything he can to bring Ben-Yedder to Molineux this summer, as he could be a serious game-changer.