Wolves are ‘in talks’ with Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic over a summer move to Molineux, according to an update from reliable journalist David Ornstein.
The Lowdown: Striker badly needed
It is no secret that Wanderers are lacking attacking quality currently, with Raul Jimenez not looking the force he once was and Pedro Neto being linked with a move to Arsenal.
Bruno Lage’s side have been too goal-shy over the past year or so and it arguably ended up costing them a top-four finish in the Premier League last season, with the defensive side of things impressive.
They looked blunt again this weekend, dominating the first half against Tottenham but failing to find a cutting edge, .
The Latest: Wolves ‘in talks’ with Kalajdzic
“Wolves in talks with Stuttgart to sign striker Sasa Kalajdzic. 25yo Austria int’l also speaking to WWFC over personal terms. No formal offer or agreement yet & sense is he’s among a number of options being explored.”
The Verdict: Goals and creativity
Kalajdzic could be a great signing for Wolves this summer – he has been described as a ‘monster’ by European football writer Maxi Angelo – with the Austrian currently 25 years of age and possibly heading into the peak years of his career.
He has scored four goals in 15 caps for Austria, as well as netting 24 times in 60 appearances for Stuttgart to date, chipping in with 12 assists for good measure. His creativity is actually very overlooked, as he remarkably ranks in the 95th percentile amongst strikers in Europe for xG assisted.
These kind of numbers are exactly what Lage is crying out for, and Kalajdzic could provide Wolves with the firepower they so badly need, acting as a talismanic figure, leading the line and putting his towering 6 foot 7 frame to good use.
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