The Lowdown: Wolves open negotiations
Bruno Lage is in the market for attacking reinforcements after news emerged that Premier League rivals Arsenal are seeking a move for Pedro Neto, and the boss has seemingly identified the 25-year-old as his prime target.
The Austrian has been on the receiving end of interest from the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Brighton this summer, though it’s the Midlands outfit who have made the first move.
Recent sources have claimed that the Molineux side have opened negotiations to sign the forward, but while some have even claimed a deal is close, Crook’s update is not the news supporters are hoping to hear.
The Latest: Wolves dealt Kalajdzic setback
Taking to Twitter, Crook revealed that whilst Wolves are indeed in talks for Kalajdzic, the two parties are still miles apart in price. He wrote:
“Re Sasa Kalajdzic: Wolves are in talks with Stuttgart as reported but told the two clubs are not close in terms of the valuation of the striker.”
The Verdict: Splash the cash
Wolves have already spent over £100m this window following the arrival of Matheus Nunes, but Kalajdzic is a player worth splashing the cash on, even if the club don’t agree with his asking price.
The 15-cap international made eight goal contributions in just 15 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart last season, and has already provided three assists in the same number of games this term, highlighting the instant impact he can make.
Would you like to see Wolves sign Kalajdzic?
Standing at 6 foot 7, Kalajdzic would add a different dimension to Lage’s squad in the final third, and while his injury record may be a concern, rotating his minutes with Raul Jimenez could keep both players fit and firing.
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