Wolves are believed to be preparing a new offer for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic, with personal terms not an issue according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Kalajdzic bid rejected
The Premier League club are badly in need of bringing in a new striker this summer, with goals continuing to come at a premium and Raul Jimenez arguably past his best, with his goal return diminishing ever since his horrific skill fracture nearly two years ago.
Kalajdzic has emerged as a primary target for Wolves in this summer’s transfer window but their initial bid has been knocked back by Stuttgart, who want more money for the 25-year-old.
Bruno Lage isn’t going away quietly, though, with a significant update emerging.
The Latest: New offer imminent?
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Romano claimed that another bid is on its way from Wolves and that Stuttgart may be open to selling the Austrian for a fee in the region of £17m to £21.3m, with hope that a deal could be completed this week.
The Italian tweeted:
“Wolves are prepared to bid again for Saša Kalajdžić this week after €15m proposal turned down. Stuttgart are prepared to sell but asking for €20/25m fee. It’s still open.
“Kalajdzic wants the move, personal terms won’t be an issue.”
The Verdict: Get him in
Kalajdzic looks like an ideal option to come in and bolster Wolves’ attacking options this summer, given his pedigree as a proven Bundesliga striker.
The giant attacker, who stands at two metres tall, has scored 24 goals in 60 appearances for Stuttgart, including 22 in the last two Bundesliga campaigns, and he has been hailed as ‘unstoppable’ by football talent scout Jacek Kulig.
Kalajdzic could ease the burden on Jimenez and potentially allow the 31-year-old to become more of an impact substitute, proving to be a more regular source of end product than the Mexican, who was Wolves’ top scorer last term with a measly six goals.
With the Austrian keen on coming to Molineux and Stuttgart’s asking price not a massive stretch from the Old Gold’s initial offer, chairman Jeff Shi and co must make a concerted effort this week to try and make this transfer happen.
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