TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has talked about his surprise that Wolves aren’t planning to do much in terms of their attacking options this window.
The position has been in a state of flux this season following the horrible injury to Raul Jimenez back in November, and the club have been struggling to replace him with the options already at their disposal, having scored two or more goals in a game on just a couple of occasions since then.
The club did recall Patrick Cutrone from his loan spell at Fiorentina early to try and cover things up, but speaking on the talkSPORT Gameday Football Podcast, Crook claims that will be the only business that they will be doing this window.
He said: “I am surprised to be hearing there aren’t any plans afoot at this stage to bring in a replacement in this transfer window. They’ve recalled Patrick Cutrone from his loan spell in Italy, but I think a lot of Wolves fans are worried that he wouldn’t be the answer. Still putting an awful lot of pressure on young Fabio Silva, asking him to lead the line up front.”
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Crook goes on to talk about how this year is essentially a waste. Following the sales of Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty, this was going to be a ‘transition’ year – add to that, the injury to Jimenez and what he takes away from the team into the equation, and that’s what it’s turning into.
So with that considered, it does make some sense that they aren’t going to go out and spend big money this window for what could essentially be five months’ worth of action from a new signing. Presumably, the plan will instead be to pick things up next year as they look to get to where they planned to be this season, with Jimenez leading the line and Silva being the ‘heir to the throne’, as it were.