Wolverhampton Wanderers are believed to be eyeing a new centre-forward addition before the transfer window slams shut, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the reliable source suggested that the Old Gold are interested in bringing in a striker over the next week or so, despite having only recently signed Goncalo Guedes from Valencia for £27.5m.
Asked whether the Portuguese gem could take on that role through the middle this season, Jones replied: “A few people seem to think that is a possibility but my information on this is that Wolves are still trying for a centre forward for sure. My source there says they definitely want one and to expect an arrival.”
Manager Bruno Lage has also confirmed that the Molineux outfit are “looking for a striker” before the September deadline, having been linked with the likes of Goncalo Ramos and Sasa Kalajdzic of late.
Bringing in a new striking addition could well be vital for Lage and co this season, with the early signs so far in the new campaign suggesting that it could well be a repeat of last term.
The 2021/22 campaign saw only the three relegated clubs score fewer goals than Wolves in the top flight – having netted at a rate of just one per game – and those struggles in front of goal have carried over into the new season, having scored just once in three league matches thus far.
The previously prolific Raul Jimenez – who netted 30 league goals over his first two seasons in England – was restricted to just six last term, having struggled to revive his form following his life-threatening head injury in November 2020.
The lack of a genuine competitor had perhaps seen him thrust back into the spotlight too soon, with young Fabio Silva failing to prove himself as a consistent presence in attack, scoring just four times since his £35.6m arrival two years ago.
While the 20-year-old has currently hit form on loan at Anderlecht – where he has registered seven goal involvements in as many games – his exit over the summer was no real surprise considering that he failed to score in 26 first-team games last season.
South Korea international Hwang Hee-chan showed glimpses of his quality in his debut season at the club last term, although the 26-year-old – who was signed on a permanent deal earlier this year following his initial loan move – has largely been deployed on the flanks by Lage.
As such, it has become clear that bringing in a new striker now seems a necessity if Wolves are to enjoy a successful season, with the current crop only set to continue being held back by their attacking deficiencies.