Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating their side’s return to the Premier League this season, what with the Midlands outfit having spent the last six seasons outside of the top-flight.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men cruised to the Championship title last time round in accumulating a staggering 99 points from their 46 league games, winning 30 and losing just seven along the way. As such, there is much optimism among our resident Wolves fans that their team can compete in the top tier this time round, although some reinforcements will be needed over the summer to make sure they don’t immediately return to the Championship.
And with the likes of Willy Boly and Rui Patricio already through the door, things are certainly looking up at Molineux, and those Wolves fans lining up at the bar are likely to be further intrigued by recent reports suggesting that Daniel Sturridge could be available for £15 million this summer.
And while the 28-year-old has struggled with injury for a number of years now, Wolves should seek to land the striking hotshot ahead of their return to the Premier League.
Ultimately, England international Sturridge, who failed to make Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s World Cup, has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield ever since Jurgen Klopp took over as manager back in 2015, to the point that the forward was shipped out on loan to West Brom in the second half of last season.
And while things didn’t work out for the striker at the Hawthorns, one simply cannot argue with his goal-record at Premier League level, with Sturridge netting an impressive 75 goals in 200 games in the top-flight.
Yes, injuries have followed him around in recent times and as such there are doubts over whether he can be the reliable front man Wolves need this season, but for just £15 million, it’s surely a risk worth taking given how prolific he can be in front of goal.
Arguably, the 28-year-old would be considered among the Premier League’s elite strikers were it not for injuries, he’s that good in the final third of the pitch, and it’s plausible that he could reach that level with a fresh start at Molineux this season.
Clearly, the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker needs to get out of Liverpool after a testing few years on Merseyside, and at a club on the up and hoping to re-establish themselves once again as a Premier League side, he could flourish at Wolves.
And for just £15 million, it could turn out to be an absolute bargain, and a deal which propels Wolves up the top-flight table this time round.
Wolves fans… what do you think? Let us know!