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Despite spending a club record of £ 35 million to bring 18-year-old Fabio Silva to the club in the summer transfer window, the injury has suddenly left the Wolves severely without attacking power.
Silva was clearly presented as the eventual heir to Raúl Jiménez. The 29-year-old has been a sensation since initially moving to Molineux on loan in 2018, scoring 47 goals in 110 games for the club. However, a skull fracture suffered against Arsenal has knocked him out for the foreseeable future, while the Lobos look a bit helpless in the final third.
It’s a bizarre injury and complete accident that just can’t be blamed on anyone, although the Wolves’ decision to play the risky game and start the season without much plan B could be questioned.
Here’s who Nuno Espirito Santo’s team should be targeting in the January transfer window.
It’s hard no Get a cliché when talking about the January transfer window because, frankly, getting a good deal is hard.
Liverpool, as the defending Premier League champion, are likely not to trade Divock Origi to another club in the upper half of the league, but they could give up for the right price given that they could use the money to fund their own coverage deals. defensive.
Origi is proven in the Premier League, has more experience than Silva and can score when you have faith in him. He’s also versatile, which is key in the Wolves’ dynamic attack.
Maxi Gómez signed for Valencia in 2019 and would stand out in the Premier League thanks to his physical attributes.
The 24-year-old excels at endurance play, linking midfield with attack and can hit the ball on the ground and in the air. And while it lacks the pace that might be desired as a gearshift, the Wolves have that around them to make up for it enough.
The question? A release clause of £ 125 million. Negotiations can be difficult despite Valencia’s financial problems.
The man who seemed destined to move to England in 2016/17, the transfer of Andrea Belotti never happened and many forgot about him completely.
However, that does not mean that he is not a candidate. Belotti has rediscovered his prolific form in the past two seasons in a struggling Torino and would now be available at a more affordable price than in previous seasons.
And at 27, he is an ideal age to close the gap between Jiménez and Silva.
The strikers are simply no more physically imposing than Wout Weghorst.
Man is a genetic phenomenon, as Scott Steiner suggests; His six foot six frame puts him in a good position to be a WWE champion, let alone a footballer of Premier League caliber. And while being that tall could hint at being limited elsewhere, the Dutchman is a complete striker.
Solid play, technical ability and a ruthless spiker behind defense, Weghorst could connect very well with the Wolves’ deceptive dribblers and passers.
Real Madrid outcast Luka Jovic has been linked to just about every club in need of an extra attacker as of late, meaning the Lobos are now in the hat too.
However, don’t be fooled. Jovic has had problems in the Spanish capital, but the way that got him there in the first place is the reason why he is still highly regarded; a short stint at Molineux could be the perfect spell to find regular minutes and gain confidence. Still, it’s a great job and the 23-year-old would have little time to settle in, but the deal seems possible.
Last January deal, Diego Costa breaking his contract with Atlético de Madrid means moving to Molineux surely A match made in heaven.
The 32-year-old is Premier League proven, adds invaluable experience, and can be brought in for free. If the Wolves can look past a questionable disciplinary record, they could capture a seriously lethal forward for nothing and close the gap without issue.
Costa would bring complete balance (and a bit of chaos) to the force that are the Wolves of Nuno.