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Transfer Flashback: Nouha Dicko to Wolves

Transfer Flashback: Nouha Dicko to Wolves

The 26-year-old scored two goals on his second debut for the club, having spent a short period of time on loan at the Midlands club during his time at Wigan Athletic.

Some supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to bring Dicko to the club permanently, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.

In 2011, Strasbourg released Dicko due to financial difficulties, and he was offered a trial with Wigan Athletic who were in the Premier League at the time, which led to him signing with the club a few weeks later.

However, the Frenchman struggled to adjust to life at Wigan as he was sent out on loan to Blackpool twice and enjoyed a short loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he scored one goal in four appearances. And, he bagged five goals in as many games for Rotherham United, but not even that could save his Wigan career.

On the 13th of January 2014, Nouha Dicko moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers, then in the third tier, for a reported fee of £300,000.

He got off to the best possible start at Molineux as he scored two goals on his second debut for the club, and then went on to bag a hat-trick against Rotherham United in a 6-4 victory. In his first permanent season he was the club’s top scorer as Wolves secured promotion as champions.

And, he was the club’s joint top goalscorer the following season, but he suffered a knee ligament injury in 2015, which ultimately forced him to miss the remainder of the campaign.

The likes of Benik Afobe, Bakary Sako and Nouha Dicko formed a formidable partnership during their time at Wolves, which gave supporters some of their best experiences at the club. But, he fell out of favour under Nuno Espirito Santo as he was sold to Hull City back in the summer of 2017.

It comes as no surprise that some supporters were delighted to see him join back in 2014, as he was prolific during his time at the club and helped them secure promotion, along with providing fans with a number of chants that they’ll never forget in the South Bank at Molineux.

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