Wolves: Pete O’Rourke reacts to Matheus Cunha interest
Wolverhampton Wanderers have been urged to sign Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha by transfer expert Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Lopetegui targeting forward
Wolves are the Premier League‘s lowest scorers, netting on just eight occasions so far, and they are in the market for a forward to alleviate their poor form in front of goal.
Marca recently outlined that the Wanderers are on track in their pursuit of Cunha, who could be in line to become Julen Lopetegui’s first signing, and O’Rourke has now weighed in, giving his opinion on the 23-year-old.
The Latest: O’Rourke’s comments
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist detailed that the Brazilian would be a great addition to the Wolves squad, saying:
“Cunha would be a big signing. He’s obviously struggled to perform at Atletico Madrid, but he’s a proven striker and I think he’d be an upgrade on what Wolves have got at Molineux.”
The Verdict: Make it happen
With Wolves struggling so much in front of goal, the versatile forward, who is able to play anywhere across the front three, would be a very astute piece of business in January, especially when compared to the options already at the club.
Diego Costa is in the twilight of his career, and he cannot have been expected to recreate the form from his Chelsea days, but he has still been disappointing, having not scored a single goal in six Premier League outings.
At just 23, Cunha is 11 years Costa’s junior, but he is already starting to exhibit his talents in and around the box, registering 12 goal contributions in 29 games for Atletico last season.
Likened to Son Heung-min for his quick feet, directness and versatility by talent scout Jacek Kulig, the £17m-rated ace would go some way to solving Wolves’ attacking issues, giving them the best possible chance of retaining their Premier League status.