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Wolves “definitely want” a new centre-forward

Wolverhampton Wanderers are believed to be eyeing a new centre-forward addition before the transfer window slams shut, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

What’s the word?

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.

Vital for Lage

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.

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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.

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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.

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