Taran Dhamrait looks some potential strikers Wolves could to bolster our attacking options
Fans have called for Wolves to sign a striker or two so let’s look at some potential strikers that could be signing for Wolves this summer window.
Will they look closer to home or go for a European goal scorer, or perhaps both?
It’s been stated by various media outlets that Wolves want to sign a young striker on loan from a Premier League club. Sam Gallagher has recently signed a new contract at Southampton where he is highly regarded. He scored 11 league goals for relegated Blackburn Rovers last season including a delightful volley against Wolves. He is fairly tall standing at 6 ft. 4 inches and could be the powerful forward Nuno is looking for.
Egyptian born Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub currently plays in Portugal for Braga and is well known to Nuno Espirito Santo, having played under NES for Rio Ave where he scored 24 goals in 66 apps. His best season for Rio Ave was the 2014/15 season scoring 15 goals, he continued his goal scoring form for Braga scoring 14 goals in 2015/16. Last season was infact his worst season to date, he only managed 4 goals however he missed 10 games through injury. A fresh start could help revitalize the striker and it also helps that Jorge Mendes is his agent.
The least likely player on the list. The Manchester City academy player rose to prominence after scoring a last minute back heel to send England under 19’s to the finals of the European Championships. If that doesn’t scream Roy of the Rovers to you nothing will. Standing over 6 foot, he is strong and powerful at youth level. They could bring him in very much as back up to Nouha Dicko and further his development away from the Etihad, although the club might look internally to the likse of Donavon Wilson to put pressure on Dicko for a starting berth.
International teammate of Nouha Dicko, Malian Moussa Marega may not be well known to us but will definitely be well known to Nuno and his team. Marega plays for Porto and was sent out on loan by Nuno last season where he scored 13 goals in 25 apps for fellow Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes. His best season was for Martimo where he scored 15 goals during the 2015/16 season. He is a powerful pacey striker, similar to Nouha Dicko but offers a significant aerial threat with his height and stocky figure. Could he be used as a different attacking strategy to Dicko and provide an alternative?
On paper Oliveira looks the perfect match. He’s Portuguese, agent is Jorge Mendes and he has 3+ years of English football experience already under his belt. He didn’t impress on loan at Swansea but scored 9 goals in 29 apps for Nottingham Forest before joining Norwich last season for £5million, he seemed to justify his price tag as he scored 15 goals in 27 apps in all competitions for the Canaries. Recently rumored with a move to Reading, perhaps Jorge Mendes could be the difference in luring him to Wolves over their championship rivals. Oliveira is a modern forward who brings other players into the game and is able to score different types of goals.
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