Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer News: Club to Target Striker in Summer Window

Wolverhampton Wanderers transfer news

According to The Telegraph’s John Percy, Wolverhampton Wanderers transfer news will begin with the club looking set to target a striker in the upcoming summer transfer window. 

Wolves have struggled in front of goal this season, managing only 33 goals so far in the 2021/22 campaign despite looking like they will finish comfortably within the top half of the Premier League table.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer News: Premier League Club to Target Striker When Transfer Window Opens

Who Could Wolves Target?

The Midlands club have so far been linked with young Reims striker Hugo Ekitike following a prolific campaign in Ligue 1 this season. The highly-rated 19-year-old has scored nine goals so far in the French top-flight, earning him a call up to the France U20 squad. The Reims forward is drawing interest from a number of Premier League clubs after missing out on a transfer to Newcastle United in January

Another player mentioned for Wolves is Valencia’s Gonçalo Guedes. The Portugal international is capable of leading the line as a centre-forward or playing out wide as a winger. The 25-year-old has scored 11 goals and has chipped in with six assists in La Liga this season. With only one year remaining on Guedes’ contract, a fee of around £15 million should be enough to bring him to acquire his services. 

Wolves’ Woes in Front of Goal

Despite currently residing in eighth place in the Premier League, Wolves have struggled to score goals this season, managing the fifth lowest number of goals scored in the entire league. 

Raul Jimenez has struggled to find goals since returning from a fractured skull suffered against Arsenal on November 29, 2020. Prior to his injury, the Mexico striker had enjoyed a terrific goal-scoring record in the Premier League, even scoring 17 goals in the 2019/20 season. 

The club brought in RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-Chan, initially on a season-long loan, before making the deal permanent for £14 million, seemingly to help lighten the load placed on the shoulders of Jimenez. The South-Korean international started strong managing four goals in his first six games but has since tapered off with only one goal in his remaining 19 fixtures. 

Therefore, it looks like Wolves could be dipping into the market again to try and find another goal-scoring threat.

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