Reporter makes disturbing claim about wolves

Wolves could find themselves in a relegation fight in the Premier League this season after Sasa Kalajdzic was injured, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Lowdown: Cruel Blow for Wolves

Bruno Lage’s side may have been hoping for another European push at the start of this season, with the arrival of the giant Austrian striker on transfer deadline day potentially kicking them into a higher gear.

Instead, the new signing endured a nightmarish start for the club, suffering ACL damage in last weekend’s 1-0 win at home to Southampton.

It means Kalajdzic will likely miss much of the campaign, if he returns even before its conclusion, with Diego Costa set to join on a free transfer to help fill the void.

The Latest: Reporter fears relegation battle

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones hinted that Wolves could find themselves in a relegation battle if they are not careful, given their upcoming games and the hammer blow of losing Kalajzdic to injury to term almost immediately after signing.

The journalist warned:

“Wolves will probably be in the bottom three soon. Their next matches are against Liverpool then Manchester City.

“From a club perspective, to sign a striker of his type and quality but lose him immediately, that takes time. They will be sitting there with their heads in their hands for now.

The verdict: they should be fine

Talk of relegation is a bit off Jones’s mark – he’s admittedly speaking in a relatively short-term sense – even though Lage’s side haven’t started the season with flying colors and Kalajdzic’s injury is a major setback.

Goalscoring has been a huge problem for Wolves in recent months, having scored just 38 league goals last season and a paltry three in their first six games this season.

Wolves should still aim for a mid-table finish, given their defensive solidity and quality within the squad, with the experienced Costa hopefully proving to be a hit, assuming he signs as expected.

He might not reach the heights of last season when it looked like a top four was even at one point, but any kind of relegation battle would still be a surprise, even with Lage’s men currently. 14th in the table.