Wolves have been linked with an audacious swoop for Bayern Munich’s Miroslav Klose, pitting them against Real Madrid, who are also rumoured to be pursuing the striker.
Klose is nothing short of a legend in Germany, having netted 58 goals in 105 appearances for his country, and although he has enjoyed a successful career with Bayern, he has found first-team opportunities hard to come by recently following a lengthy injury lay-off.
This prompted him to admit in a recent interview that he was considering his options elsewhere, and that a move abroad was a real possibility.
This alerted Real Madrid, with Jose Mourinho still in the hunt for a replacement striker for the injured Gonzalo Higuain. President Florentino Perez is unwilling to spend big on a stop-gap solution, and so would be willing to sanction a move for Klose, who would cost around £5m.
However, such a figure has apparently caught they eye of Wolves boss Mick McCarthy, who is keen to add firepower to his team having missed out on signing Spurs’ Robbie Keane.
The capture of a player of Klose’s calibre would be a tremendous coup for the Premiership strugglers, yet if presented with the choice between Molineux and Madrid, most wouldn’t bet on Klose arriving in Birmingham this month.
However, Klose would no doubt be aware that once Higuain regained full fitness, he would be surplus to requirements at Real, and he just might opt for the promise of guaranteed first-team football, and the chance to become a Wolves hero by saving the club from relegation…
I suppose stranger things have happened!
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