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Survival guaranteed if Wolves could pull off £10.8m-rated transfer coup this summer

Survival guaranteed if Wolves could pull off £10.8m-rated transfer coup this summer

Wolves cruised to Premier League promotion after winning the Championship with 99 points – nine clear of second place Cardiff City.

Manager Nuno Santo has since added the likes of Portugal World Cup goalkeeper Rui Patricio and centre-forward Raul Jimenez to the club with the former being quite the coup.

If Wolves are to remain in the Premier League for longer than a season, however, then Santo must look to add more firepower to his squad. Bringing in Jimenez alone isn’t enough; the Mexico international is not the most prolific of strikers. He scored six goals in 39 appearances for Benfica and one goal in 21 league games during a short spell at Atletico Madrid.

Santo’s pursuit of AC Milan forward Andre Silva has been well-documented, but if a transfer fails to materialise for the Portugal international, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham could serve as a good alternative.

Abraham, valued at £10m by Transfermarkt, spent the campaign out on loan at Swansea and showed glimpses of his goalscoring potential. Despite not being able to keep up his early season form in front of goal, there’s no doubt that the England international is an excellent finisher.

He scored 23 goals in the Championship while on loan at Bristol City during the 2016/17 season and in a more creative team like Wolves who possess gifted players such as Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves, Abraham could definitely score a tonne of goals for Santo’s men.

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