Wolves: Lopetegui could ditch Jimenez with Viktor Gyokeres swoop

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Wolves have not been particularly potent in front of goal throughout their latest Premier League season. 

Specifically, only Nottingham Forest (51) have had fewer shots on target than the Old Gold (56) in this campaign.

One figure at the Midlands club that was once a key goalscoring figure for the team that hasn’t been in top form this season is Raul Jimenez.

With just four league appearances to his name this season as a hip injury kept him out of action for a significant period of time, the 31-year-old has yet to get his name on the scoresheet.

Last season also proved to be a struggle for the striker, who has been criticised for his “ridiculous” actions on the pitch in the past by journalist Peter Hall, as he only scored six goals scored in 34 league matches.

Now that Julen Lopetegui has his first January transfer window in front of him, the next few weeks could see some players move in and out of the club.

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The new Wolves boss didn’t take too long to add a new attacking figure to his ranks in the shape of Matheus Cunha, who recently made his debut for the Old Gold by coming on as a second-half substitute against Aston Villa.

Another attacking player that the Molineux outfit have been linked with that we feel could not only fix Wolves’ goalscoring struggles but also potentially push Jimenez out of the club is Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres.

Should Wolves get rid of Raul Jimenez?





This season has seen the 24-year-old score 12 goals in 25 Championship appearances, racking up a shots per game average of 2.9, the fourth-highest in the division.

Hailed for his “magnificent” performances by journalist Leon Wobschall, Gyokeres has also caught the attention of the likes of Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton and Leeds United, which highlights how highly sought-after he is this month.

Even though Jimenez has the highest average of shots per game (2.3) at Wolves for this campaign, his lack of clinical edge this season and last season may lead to Lopetegui looking to get rid of him and bring in a suitable replacement such as Gyokeres.

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