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Wolves can land Jimenez upgrade with Ben Brereton-Diaz swoop

Wolves didn’t give their fans too much to shout about in terms of the team’s attacking power throughout the latest Premier League campaign.

In 38 top-flight matches, the Old Gold found the net just 38 times, leaving only the three relegated clubs with fewer goals.

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One man who arguably let the side down in terms of being Wolves’ regular and consistent goalscorer is Raul Jimenez. In 34 league appearances, the 31-year-old netted just six times, which still made him the Old Gold’s top scorer.

Now that the season has come to an end, with Wolves finishing 10th in the table, the focus can switch to the upcoming summer transfer window, giving Bruno Lage the chance to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

One player with whom the club have been linked recently and who could come in and potentially be an upgrade on Jimenez is Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz.

Last month, a one-year extension was triggered on his contract at Ewood Park, but it was also reported that they still expect the Chilean to leave the club this summer.

During his time at Blackburn, the 23-year-old has scored 31 goals and delivered 12 assists in 127 senior appearances, highlighting his clear attacking talent.

This latest season saw the Chile international find the net 22 times in 37 Championship appearances, showing that he also has what it takes to be a regular goal threat, something that Wolves certainly needed in their recent campaign.

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Last August, Tony Mowbray said that he hoped Brereton-Diaz would be “hungry for goals” for his current club, which is exactly what he turned out to be by finishing the season as their top scorer.

Labelled an “elite” striker by Gary Brazil, the Blackburn star racked up 46 more shots at goal than Jimenez, while he also had a higher percentage of shots on target than the 31-year-old.

With a reported price tag of £20m, bringing the Chile striker to Molineux could be just what the Old Gold need in order to freshen up their attack and make them a deadlier team next season.

Also, given the age difference between him and Jimenez, Wolves could have their ideal long-term replacement for the Mexican.

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