Wolverhampton Wanderers may look towards the January transfer market to bring in “one or two forwards” to the side as the club looks to get out of relegation trouble.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest transfer news at Molineux.
The Telegraph’s John Percy confirmed earlier this week that new head coach Julen Lopetegui could be given a January war chest in a bid to save the club from the drop, with Wolves currently sitting bottom of the Premier League table.
The West Midlands club have already signed two new forward minded players to the club this season, with Gonçalo Guedes and Saša Kalajdžic joining in the summer transfer window, but the latter suffered a season-ending knee injury during his debut in September, whilst the former has only found the back of the net once since his £27.5m arrival from Valencia.
And O’Rourke believes that the club will look to add more firepower in January to elevate the club out of the bottom three.
“Wolves’ biggest issue for the last couple seasons has been goalscoring.
“So, I think that’s probably the area of the team that they will look to improve in January.
“They’ll be looking at the transfer window to see if you can bring in maybe one or two forwards to try and improve their goalscoring.
“That will enable Wolves to hopefully climb clear of trouble away from a relegation fight.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We think that Wolves are crying out for something different up front, with the side currently sitting bottom of the Premier League’s goal scoring charts by some distance this season, having found the back of the net just eight times.
The club have been unfortunate with the aforementioned injury to Kalajdžic, whilst Raúl Jiménez and Pedro Neto have also missed significant parts of the season through injury.
However, that still shouldn’t shy away from the fact that Daniel Podence and Adama Traoré have scored just three Premier League goals between them this season, whilst Hwang Hee-chan has failed to find the back of the net once this campaign.
Therefore, we think it would be in the club’s best interests to revamp the club’s forward line, with a goalscorer perhaps being the tonic the club needed to get out of the mess they currently find themselves in.