Luke Hatfield thinks that Wolves need to push the boat out this window when it comes to addressing the centre-forward position and sign Josh King.
The issue has been a tricky one at the club this season following the gruesome injury suffered by main man Raul Jimenez in their game against Arsenal in November, with his replacement 18-year-old Fabio Silva not living up to the expectations around his high price tag.
Wolves are reportedly looking at Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose as a potential solution to their attacking woes, though Cherries man King has seemingly not been ruled out of the running.
Speaking about the role on the latest edition of the E&S Wolves Podcast and who the club could and should go for, Hatfield put faith in AFC Bournemouth forward King, and said that given the finances involved, it might be worth the club exploring.
He said: “Even someone like a Josh King. I mean, he’s not gonna be that expensive. There were reports about his wages being high. But in terms of a natural flat transfer fee, it won’t be that much. And that’s something that could be done this month.”
Should Wolves be making a move for King?
TIF Thoughts on Hatfield’s comments on a possible Josh King move…
Hatfield’s words do have some merit, as there were reports recently about how King would be looking for £120,000 per week if he were to move back the Premier League. So whilst the fee might not be high given his contract expires this summer, it certainly would be a significant outlay for the club to make.
The fee stands out further given the fact he would become the club’s highest-paid player if they were to fork out that much for him on a weekly basis. It all comes down to whether or not they are desperate enough to make a deal happen.
They are equidistant between the relegation zone and 7th place, so if they do want to write off this season and carry on with the likes of Silva upfront and hope that he gets better, then you can understand why that fee could put them off.
But if they want to make something of the campaign, and not fall off too badly from previous Premier League seasons, then bringing in someone with a decent track record in the division, then it might be worth taking that gamble and breaking the bank to make it happen.