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Wolves can save their season with Matheus Cunha signing

Wolverhampton Wanderers are seemingly already making moves ahead of the January transfer window, as new manager Julen Lopetegui looks to bring in the necessary players to turn the Old Gold’s season around.

What’s the word?

According to football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Wolves are targeting a swoop for Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha in January, as they look to haul themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table.

The former RB Leipzig man has managed just seven goals and eight assists in 54 appearances for Atletico but his previous form with Hertha BSC and FC Sion, where he hit a combined 23 goals, suggests that he could be the Old Gold’s saviour in attack.

A season saviour?

Wolves have managed just eight goals in their opening 15 Premier League fixtures this season and they need to transform their fortunes in attack if they are going to have any chance of avoiding relegation to the Championship.

Considering Sasa Kalajdzic and Pedro Neto will likely still be sidelined through injury when top-flight football resumes, while Raul Jimenez and Diego Costa have both been shadows of their former selves this term, it is imperative that Lopetegui adds some attacking quality at Molineux in next month’s window.

Cunha’s form in the 2019/20 campaign with Hertha BSC, when he managed seven goals and four assists in 27 Bundesliga appearances, averaging a superb 7.33 rating from WhoScored, suggests that he certainly has the ability to be a game-changer at Wolves.

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Former Manchester United manager Ralf Ragnick was full of praise for the Brazil international during his time playing in Switzerland, saying:

“Matheus Cunha is a highly interesting striker who, with his age, his speed and his offensive drive, fits very well into our philosophy. He shows great qualities, especially when scoring goals.”

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Cunha managed six goals and six assists in La Liga for Atletico last season, despite starting just eight games, so clearly has the quality needed, and he could be the man to keep Wolves up should he arrive at Molineux after the World Cup.