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Wolves in the hunt for prolific striker signing

Last Updated on by James King

It appears that Wolves fans may finally have something to be excited about in the transfer window.

Having only brought in left-back Ryan Ait Nouri, goalkeeper Jose Sa, centre-back Yerson Mosquera and right-back Bendeguz Bolla this summer for a combined £23.5 million outlay, there has not really been any major activity.

While these signings are unproven in English football, new manager Bruno Lage is understood to have turned his attention to Cardiff City’s prolific striker Kieffer Moore, who could be one of three through the door in the next few days.

Having hit 20 goals in 42 Championship appearances last term, the player clearly knows where the back of the net is, though at 29 is certainly in the latter years of his career. It is thought that he would be brought in to compete with first-choice striker Raul Jiminez and he could be a valuable addition.

The reported fee is understood to be in the region of £7 million, which would represent great value for a player who appears to score for fun. Typically a target man, Moore isn’t blessed with pace, however, has intelligent movement and can hold up the ball well, bringing other players into the game. His great form also earned him a place in the Wales squad for Euro 2020, with him scoring in the 1-1 draw against Switzerland.

It is thought that Wolves also want a central midfielder and central defender before the transfer window closes while keeping hold of winger Adama Traore is being considered a priority for the club.

 

Other striker alternatives

The club have not had a lot of luck signing a striker in this transfer window. They were keen on a loan deal for ex-Everton striker Ademola Lookman, who plays for RB Leipzig, while the talented Goncalo Guedes of Valencia is also thought to be on their shortlist.

Both of these would represent exciting prospects for Wolves fans, while the latter is more suited to the role of number 10 or inverted winger, though someone who would offer highly effective link-up play with Jiminez.

There is every chance that there could well be a late flurry in the transfer window for Wolves, who it seems do need personnel if they are to compete in the top half of the Premier League this season.

As well as holding onto Traore, keeping midfielder Ruben Neves will also be a priority for the club, with Manchester United understood to be keen on the player.

Should they land Moore though, he will certainly give them a reliable option up front, should Jiminez sustain an injury.