Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull has urged the club to sign a striker this month as Fabio Silva needs time to develop.
Back at the end of November, Raul Jimenez suffered a serious injury against Arsenal after a clash of heads with Brazilian defender David Luiz left him with a fractured skull (per BBC).
With the 29-year-old Mexican out of action, that left Nuno Espirito Santo with just Fabio Silva as an out-and-out striker at his disposal (per Transfermarkt).
To lighten the burden on the Portuguese 18-year-old, the Old Gold recalled Patrick Cutrone from a loan with Serie A club Fiorentina (as per Wolves).
However, following the Arsenal game in which Jimenez was injured, Wolves have only won one game in nine league outings and failed to pick up a single point since Cutrone returned.
During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Bull made an appearance and discussed Silva before urging Wolves to sign a striker.
He said: “Silva, you can see he’s got something but I think he needs to be introduced [for] 20 minutes/half an hour – bring him out for a game.
“We need somebody experienced up there at this moment in time to get these goals that we desperately need.
“I think we definitely need [a signing]. I think in the middle of the park, we’ve got the experience – I think [Ruben] Neves and [Joao] Moutinho had a really quiet day on Saturday but you’re allowed that.
“As I say, we are lacking at the moment and I just think we need to sign somebody really quickly. Even if it’s on loan, or whatever, just go out there and get somebody.”
TIF Thoughts on what Steve Bull said about Wolves’ need for signings…
As can be seen in what the Wolves legend had to say, he believes that the Old Gold desperately need reinforcements as Silva is not ready for consistent first-team football.
Are Wolves desperate for a striker this month?
No, it's not essential
Yes, it is a necessity
Due to the Molineux club’s poor run of form in the Premier League in recent months, it would seem that signing reinforcements, particularly up front, would be imperative for Nuno Santo.
So, hopefully, Silva can begin showing that he is ready for Wolves’ first team before too long if the club really is intent upon not signing anyone.