According to Dave Azzopardi, Wolves will opt to sign Maxi Gomez over Sasa Kalajdzic due to his partnership with current Wolves star, Goncalo Guedes.
After sending Fabio Silva on loan and the unfortunate injury to star man Raul Jimenez, Wolves are in desperate need of a striker before the end of the window and have been linked to the likes of Kalajdzic and Gomez.
While they are rumoured to be in for both players, Azzopardi believes if it comes down to the two, the midlands club are more likely to opt for Gomez, partly due to his established partnership with Guedes, who played with the forward at Valencia previously.
Azzopardi said on the Talking Wolves podcast, “Wouldn’t be surprising that Wolves have looked at the partnership that Guedes and Maxi Gomez would have had previously and thought maybe we can try and translate this into the Premier League.
“So, if there’s an offer there for Wolves, they’re going to do it and I think if there’s an offer there were Wolves or an opportunity where Wolves can bring Maxi Gomez in on loan with an option to buy rather than having to have a tug of war or a bidding war with Stuttgart with Kalajdzic, then I think they’re going to probably opt for Maxi Gomez”. (18:16)
TIF Thoughts on Gomez to Wolves…
While bringing in a player who already has a relationship with one of your team’s important players, Gomez is not going to provide the goals that will make a huge difference to the side.
Last season, in 32 appearances he picked up just five goals, and has failed to pick up double digits since the 18/19 season, where he bagged 13 in La Liga. In fact, his highest goal tally came in the 17/18 season for Celta Vigo and has not gotten close to that in recent seasons. (Transfermarkt)
It is widely known the Premier League is one of, if not the toughest league to play in world football, and if a player has not impressed in La Liga, I find it hard to see how he would completely turn around his form in England.
There will also be a lot of pressure on Gomez, he will instantly be called upon to score a lot of goals until Jimenez returns. He has failed to carry Valencia in recent seasons so I fail to understand how he will do this for Wolves. They are better off spending their money elsewhere and should not panic by signing Gomez.
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