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Wolves: Julen Lopetegui could be after two strikers in January

Wolves: Julen Lopetegui could be after two strikers in January -Wolves News

Wolverhampton Wanderers could set their sights on luring two strikers to Molineux in the upcoming January transfer window, with Julen Lopetegui looking to fix the Old Gold’s goalscoring woes and put his stamp on proceedings.

The Lowdown: Goals at a premium

Wolves are bottom of the Premier League and the lowest scorers in the division, having netted only eight goals prior to the mid-season break. 

Rather worryingly, this is down to their inability to create ‘big chances’, with just 15 this season, the third-lowest tally in the top flight.

With summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic injured in his first game for the club and not expected to return until sometime in May, Lopetegui is desperate for reinforcements, with the Old Gold well and truly in a relegation battle.

The Latest: Two strikers wanted?

According to Pete O’Rourke, Wolves could be on the hunt for two strikers in the upcoming transfer window, with Lopetegui prioritising what appears to be the team’s main weakness. 

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “I think a striker, maybe even two strikers are going to be the main priority for Lopetegui in the January transfer window.

“Wolves are bottom of the table and are the lowest scorers in the Premier League. It’s an area of the team that needs to be improved.”

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The Verdict: Wolves need more in attack

With the intention of signing a couple of forwards, it is integral that one of those can offer a creative threat. A tally of 15 big chances created is simply not good enough at this point of the season and is one of the biggest factors for the team’s miserly goal haul. 

Wolves cannot rely on the aspect of being more clinical in the attacking third, and Lopetegui might answer this by implementing a sustained, possession-based build-up which will make use of the team’s creative strengths, if his previous managerial tenures are any barometer.

For that to happen, a more creative presence would benefit Wolves massively, as would another out-and-out target man who can get in behind an opposition defence.

Ideally, any new forwards at Molineux will be technical enough to drop deep and rotate in and around the attacking third, which should suit a manager of Lopetegui’s tactics.

Either way, fresh impetus is needed in attack, so it’s no surprise that Wolves are targeting this area in January.

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