It would have been pretty hard to have imagined that Wolverhampton Wanderers would be competing for a seventh-place finish in the Premier League in their first campaign back in the division. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have really upset the apple cart in the top-flight as they have shown that they are there to compete with the best teams in England and have even managed to obtain some really impressive results along the way.
Admittedly, Wolves do not exactly have a bad squad, with a number of their players having already made a name for themselves at other clubs, although it can be quite tough for them all to gel in straight away. However, the club are likely to head into the transfer market once again in the summer and it appears they have a South American forward on their radar to try and add some further firepower to their attacking department.
What’s the News?
According to a report by the Birmingham Mail, Wolves are tracking Nicolas Lopez ahead of a potential summer move.
The Uruguayan has been extremely impressive with Independiente over the past few years, having scored 33 times over the last three campaigns, and currently has three goals in his two appearances this season already.
Lopez looks an incredible player at the moment and he could be the ideal man to provide Raul Jimenez with some additional competition – as the Mexican international looks set to turn his temporary spell into a permanent one.
The 25-year-old has a number of traits that could certainly work within the system that Nuno likes to adopt at Wolves, as he is a rather versatile figure who likes to go on the attack and is extremely comfortable with the ball at his feet.
Yet to be capped by the senior national side, the Uruguayan loves to play on the counter-attack, whilst his dribbling and passing skills are also of top quality. Lopez likes to whip a ball into the penalty area as well, which is something Jimenez could look to make the most of if the duo are played together.
Lopez can also help out defensively from the front as well as he loves to get involved and make tackles, whilst he is not scared of taking shots from distance, which may be better for him as he does have a tendency to be offside on a regular basis.
However, for as good as the 25-year-old appears to be on paper, he has had previous spells in Europe that have not worked out as many would have liked. His time at AS Roma did not go to plan, despite a rather good start, and he was subsequently loaned out to Hellas Verona and Granada, but he struggled to settle down.
Wolves fans, would you be excited to see Lopez at Molineux in the summer? Do you think he can bring the additional firepower needed at the club? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.