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Shoya Nakajima: Perfect for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Shoya Nakajima: Perfect for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nuno Espirito Santo is desperate to bolster his attacking options during the upcoming January transfer window.

Wolves earned plenty of plaudits for their attacking prowess on their way to being crowned Championship winners last season. Despite making a decent start to life in the Premier League, the Midlands club have struggled to find the back of the net consistently this year. Raul Jimenez has netted just four goals since joining from Benfica with summer signings like Diogo Jota yet to rediscover his form in front of goal.

Jota netted his first goal of the season during their memorable victory over Chelsea last week, and Nuno will hope there will be plenty of more to come from last season’s top scorer. Nevertheless, the Portuguese tactician would be wise to bolster his attacking options when the window reopens in less than a month.

Reports suggest that Wolves will make a move for Portimonense winger – Shoya Nakajima. Valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, the Japan international would be the perfect addition to the Wolves forward line. The 24-year-old enjoyed an excellent season in Portugal last year, ending the season with ten goals and ten assists in the league.

Nakajima’s fantastic form has continued into the new campaign, scoring five goals as well as registering three assists in his opening ten appearances. As well as having an eye for goal, the winger also possesses excellent vision and has the quality to unlock Premier League defences; Nakajima has averaged an impressive 2.2 key passes per game this season. The winger also has blistering pace which would make him a nightmare for Premier League defenders (WhoScored).

Reportedly on his way to Molineux for just £15m, Wolves will have secured an absolute bargain.

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