The Wolverhampton Wanderers fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their club can secure the signing of a top quality striker to boost their chances of remaining in the Premier League next season.
The presence of a clinical goalscorer often proves to be the difference between relegation and survival in the Premier League, so it is vital that Nuno Espirito Santo secures the signature of at least one striker during the summer window. According to reports from Sky Sports Italy, Wolves are interested in signing AC Milan’s Andre Silva this summer, although they face competition from Monaco for his signature.
Silva arrived at Milan in the summer of 2017 with the world of expectation on his shoulders after a prolific opening to his career with FC Porto, but thus far he has failed to emulate the clinical form he demonstrated for the Portuguese giants in Serie A. The Portugal international has managed to score just 2 goals from 23 appearances in the Italian top-flight, which should serve as a significant warning sign for Wolves in their pursuit.
Considering his failure to find his feet in Serie A so far, it would be a huge risk for Wolves to complete a permanent deal for his services this summer, so they should instead turn their attention to Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi (valued at £36 million by Transfermarkt) – a player who massively fell out of favour with Antonio Conte before he moved on loan to Borussia Dortmund in January.
The Belgium international became an instant sensation in the Bundesliga by notching 7 goals from 10 appearances and a further 2 from 4 in the Europa League before an ankle injury prematurely ended his season. With a record as prolific as that, Wolves would be foolish not to make an enquiry into his availability this summer, as he is likely to be seeking a move away from Chelsea during the transfer window.
A permanent deal may represent a step too far for Wolves on their return to the top-flight, but a loan deal could be possible if they are willing to pay a significant contribution towards his wages. Batshuayi is bound to have plenty of offers on the table this summer from across Europe, but the prospect of regular first-team football in the Premier League could give Wolves a significant edge in the race for his signature.
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