Wolves: Jones claims club could move for Ben Yedder this summer

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Journalist Dean Jones believes Wolves could move for AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder this summer as support for key man Raul Jimenez.

So far this summer, Wolves have only bought in defender Nathan Collins, but they will need to add more in the attacking areas of the pitch to improve their poor goalscoring from last season.

One striker who has recently been linked with a move to the Midlands club is Ben Yedder, who shone last season at Monaco in Ligue 1. Jones claims while they have not made a move for the player yet, Wolves are desperate to bring in another striker and could look to Ben Yedder this summer.

Jones said on the Chasing Green Arrows show: “Wolves is the club that I’ve heard him linked with. I was speaking to someone about it the other day just to try and find out if it was genuine.

“And there did seem to be something in it – I wasn’t wholly convinced on the back of the conversation that they were about to sign him or anything, but I think a club of that level would be a pretty good fit for Ben Yedder and I think that Wolves are obviously desperate for a new signing right now that can lift morale and help out Raul Jimenez.

“I think Ben Yedder to Wolves would be a reasonable fit, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

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Wolves desperately need to add to their attacking options this summer as they ranked 17th for goals scored last season with 38 – fewer than Leeds United, Everton, Southampton and Brentford.

Ben Yedder could be a great addition to their squad as he could fit alongside Jimenez or even replace the Mexico international next season. The French striker bagged an incredible 32 goals and seven assists across all competitions for Monaco last season and ranked in the 92nd percentile for touches in the attacking penalty area, in the 91st for progressive passes received and in the 86th percentile for non-penalty goals compared to other strikers in the top five leagues, as per FBRef.

It is unknown how much it will take to bring the 214-career-goal striker to Molineux next season, but with Wolves’ poor finishing in front of goal and lack of strikers in the squad, we feel they should do whatever they can to bring Ben Yedder in.

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