At long last, we are about to wave goodbye to 2020. For most teams, it has been a financial disaster but that hasn’t completely been the case with Wolves.
Despite the financial restrictions that this year brought, they still signed two players for over £27m in the summer.
Whether that happens in January, however, remains to be seen.
Wolves’ biggest focus next month simply has to be on signing a new striker. Raul Jimenez is still recovering from a fractured skull and as a result, they need to sign cover in the Mexican’s position.
Yet, they cannot afford to rest on their laurels. The Old Gold haven’t exactly been very consistent in the last few weeks so adding further bodies wouldn’t be a bad idea.
One name now linked with a move to Molineux is Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.
That’s according to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (via the Mirror), who suggest that Wolves are contemplating a move for the dynamic Dutchman.
They have joined Inter Milan in the race to sign the 30-year-old who cost the Merseysiders £25m from Newcastle in 2016.
This would be a pretty remarkable coup for Wolves if they were able to lure Wijnaldum to the Midlands.
He has been a pivotal part of Liverpool’s Champions League and Premier League triumphs in recent years, going under the radar somewhat.
The Netherlands international has contributed to 36 goals in 209 outings for the Reds. One of those goals came against Wolves this month.
He demonstrated firsthand the qualities he possesses as his side utterly destroyed Conor Coady who had a shocker in defence. No wonder he’s been described as a “coach’s dream.”
The defender made an individual error as Wijnaldum ran the Wolves defence and midfield ragged. He pretty much played to perfection as Liverpool won 4-0 and the Dutchman was very much an unsung hero, scoring the second goal.
The Wolves target was everywhere as he ran the show in the middle of the park. It’s pretty evident why Jeff Shi and co want to bring him to Molineux.