Wolves are reportedly set to miss out on a potential swoop for West Brom striker, Salomon Rondon.
The forward enjoyed a highly successful campaign on-loan at Newcastle last season, scoring 11 goals and assisting seven in 32 league appearances (per Premierleague.com).
However, it was reported in The Sun on Sunday (7/7; page 61) that the striker will reject advances from any of the above, with a big-money move to China proving more enticing.
The news certainly casts a shadow over Wolves who struggled for goals last season despite the impressive form of both Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez. They were excellent in defence, conceding just 46 league goals, bettered only by the top four. On the other hand, they scored just 47 goals, the lowest of the top 12 (per Sky Sports).
Rondon wouldn’t have just provided goals, but also an additional option up top. Jota and Jimenez are the only out-and-out forwards at the club, both of whom retain regular spots in the starting eleven, while Adama Traore and Ivan Cavaleiro play more on the wing.
It gives them a lack of depth and opportunity for rotation or a change in style, a problem Rondon would have most likely solved.
This issue will likely be intensified this season as Wolves will likely have increased attention from Premier League opposition having finished seventh in a highly unexpected season. They are also currently preparing for their upcoming Europa League campaign.
Their first season back in the Premier League was nothing short of sensational, but without another striker currently inbound, it may be a difficult season ahead.
Wolves fans, what do you make of the link to Rondon? Was it ever possible? Would he fit your style of play? Let us know by commenting below!
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