Wolverhampton Wanderers will target a new forward when the transfer window reopens in January.
After winning the Championship last year, Wolves strengthened heavily during the summer window and have made a decent start to life in the Premier League. The Midlands club remain firmly in mid-table heading into November and aren’t in real danger of returning to the lower division. However, with just nine goals in ten games, attacking reinforcements are needed when the window reopens in the New Year.
Reports suggest Nuno Espirito Santo will target a new forward and Liverpool outcast, Divock Origi, is on his shortlist. However, Wolves could be better off by making a move for Inter Milan reject – Gabriel Barbosa.
Valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, the striker joined Inter back in 2016 after racking up an impressive goal record for Santos in Brazil. Great things were expected upon his arrival, and ‘Gabigol’ was expected to follow in the footsteps of Adriano at the San Siro. However, his move did not go to plan, and Barbosa was later loaned to back to Santos.
Since rejoining his former club, Barbosa has rediscovered his goal scoring touch. The 22-year-old has netted 16 goals in the Brazilian Serie A placing him top of the scoring charts. Finally back to his best, Wolves should consider bringing him to the Premier League.
With excellent technical ability and expert finishing, Barbosa would provide the goals that Wolves have so far lacked. His flair and creativity would also help the other Wolves attackers to flourish with Barbosa capable of operating as a number ten. Strong performance in the Premier League could help the forward earn another shot in the Brazil national team.
Once dubbed the next Neymar, Barbosa could prove to be a massive hit in England.
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