Despite currently sitting eighth in the Premier League table with 28 points from 19 games, Wolves have only scored 14 goals in the top flight, leaving rock-bottom Norwich City as the only team to have found the back of the net on fewer occasions this season.
One figure who has not been a stranger to scoring goals for Wolves over the years but seems to be having some struggles this season is Raul Jimenez, who has only bagged three goals in 18 league games so far in the current campaign.
With a total of 51 goals in 129 appearances across all competitions under his belt for the Old Gold, the 30-year-old perhaps hasn’t been as clinical in front of goal this term as Bruno Lage and the Wolves fans would have hoped.
Given the serious head injury that the Mexican suffered in November 2020 which kept him out of action for so long, it’s safe to say that this could have impacted his ability to score goals at the same rate as he had been beforehand.
Taking into account his age, if Jimenez doesn’t start scoring regularly again, this could force the club to start looking at new strikers they could bring in to potentially replace him in the future.
Having been linked with a move for Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa – also known as Gabigol – in recent weeks, he could be an ideal candidate to come in and potentially become Wolves’ next version of Jimenez.
With 129 goals scored in 263 club appearances across his career, the 25-year-old – who is currently earning £49k-per-week according to Salary Sport – certainly knows how to find the back of the net regularly, something which can’t really be said of Wolves at the moment.
One former player who knows a thing or two about scoring goals is Brazil legend Ronaldo, who has previously described Barbosa as having “a lot of quality”, highlighting what an exciting prospect it could be for Wolves to have him in their squad.
Looking ahead to the future, the 25-year-old is a player that Wolves and their executive chairman Jeff Shi should definitely keep an eye on regarding a potential transfer if their goalscoring situation doesn’t improve soon.