Wolves manager Bruno Lage wants to sign a new striker this summer, reporter claims Pete O’Rourke.
The Midlands club have struggled for goals this term which could ultimately cost them a top seven spot and a place in Europe.
Which attackers have Wolves been linked with?
Wolves have been linked with Valencia’s Goncalo Guedes, as well as young prospect Hugo Ekitike. The duo have impressed at Valencia and Stade de Reims, respectively, this season.
Another striker they could potentially make a move for is Brentford’s Ivan Toney. Wolves attempted to sign the £31.5m-rated striker in 2014 but the deal fell through when he failed a medical.
The Bees leader has made a quick move to the Premier League this year and could be an option for Wolves, although his price tag could be an issue for the club.
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What did O’Rourke say about Wolves chasing a striker?
O’Rourke confirmed Wolves are looking to sign a centre-forward and suggested Toney could be a good addition to Lage’s squad, having shown he belongs in the Premier League this season.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Wolves are very much on the hunt for a new striker this summer. It’s a key position for Bruno Lage, and if he wants to sign someone like Toney, he’s ready for the Premier League.
“He knows what it’s all about, it wouldn’t be a gamble for him. And I think Ivan Toney has really proven he’s a good enough player to play in the Premier League, when a lot of people doubted him. possibly when he was signed by Brentford in the first place from Peterborough.
Is Toney the player to solve Wolves’ goalscoring problems?
No player has scored more than six goals in all competitions for Wolves this season. It’s a worrying statistic for a team looking to return to Europe.
Defensively, the team has been outstanding, with players like Jose Sa, Conor Coady and Max Kilman all having great campaigns.
Still, Wolves had big problems getting the ball in the net, and they need to fix that problem if they want to start again next year.
Toney has proven he can score and create goals in the Premier League this season.
He’s arguably been Brentford’s standout performer this season and looks set to play for a side that challenges further up the table, so a move to Wolves could be ideal for him.