Journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed Wolves are looking to bring in Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic this summer to bolster their frontline – but insists the two clubs are far apart on their valuation, while they also like Benfica star Goncalo Ramos.
The Midlands side have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net this term as they have only scored twice in three games and have so far failed to pick up a victory, leaving the club in 18th in the Premier League table and with a -2 goal difference.
As a result of this poor form in front of goal and the injury to Raul Jimenez, Bruno Lage’s side are looking to bring in a new striker before the end of the window, with Bailey claiming Kalajdzic and Ramos as targets.
Bailey told the Talking Transfers podcast: “Told talks are ongoing [for Kalajdzic], I’ve just got a message about this apparently, telling me they’re still apart in valuations, apparently, Wolves and Stuttgart. So this one’s ongoing, personal terms not done yet.
“But Wolves are looking for that central striker. They’re one of the teams who are in for Goncalo Ramos at Benfica as well. He’s 6ft 7, isn’t he, big frontman, could stand in for Jimenez, think Wolves are lacking in this area, they know they have been.
“I fully expect Wolves to bring a striker in – and Kalajdzic, talks are ongoing, as they are with Goncalo Ramos at Benfica as well.”
TIF Thoughts on Bailey’s comments…
Unfortunately for Wolves, their poor scoring form in the 2021/22 season has leaked into their new campaign, and considering they lost star defender Conor Coady to Everton, they may struggle to rely on their stonewall defence to carry them through.
In order to remedy this, we feel they are going to need to bring in a goalscoring threat, but when looking at the stats of Kalajdzic and Ramos, it is hard to see how either of these two targets would improve this area.
Last season, the Stuttgart striker bagged six goals in 15 appearances – albeit mainly due to injury – and has failed to get off the mark in his first three games this season, while Ramos bagged just eight goals in 46 appearances for Benfica, but has already put up five in five for the Portuguese giants.
Wolves have now failed to win in their last 10 Premier League matches, picking up just three points through draws during this time while scoring just six goals. While a player like Kalajdzic or Ramos could surprise us and perform well, a more guaranteed goalscorer is what they are desperate for.
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