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Wolves: Wanderers make ‘progress’ to sign Eldor Shomurodov

Wolves: Wanderers make ‘progress’ to sign Eldor Shomurodov -Premier League News

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly ‘made progress’ in pursuit of AS Roma striker Eldor Shomurodov, according to La Repubblica (via Sport Witness). 

The lowdown: Career so far

Signed for £16.2million from fellow Serie A outfit Genoa, Shomurodov has directly contributed to 11 goals in 40 outings for Roma since arriving in the Italian capital.

The 27-year-old Uzbekistan frontman was part of Jose Mourinho’s side that lifted the inaugural UEFA Conference League last term, appearing as a substitute in the final victory over Feyenoord.

Despite remaining part of the plans in Rome in 2021/22, Shomurodov is seemingly up for grabs this summer and Wolves could be set to benefit from the availability…

The latest: ‘Made progress’

As per La Repubblica (via Pagine Romaniste, translated by SW), Wolves have ‘made progress’ in signing the 56-cap, 30-goal international star.

It’s claimed that Bologna are also keen on Shomurodov, whilst there is also a ‘call from abroad’ with the Old Gold understood to have enquired about the Uzbek hitman.

The report also states that Roma are open to ‘either’ a loan exit with an option to buy or an immediate permanent sale of the man hailed for his ‘superb’ dribbling and assist for a Gianluca Scamacca strike back in November 2020.

The lowdown: Striker essential

Having allowed Fabio Silva to join Anderlecht on loan this summer and following the injury suffered to Raul Jimenez, adding firepower to Bruno Lage’s squad is imperative.

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Capable of playing across the frontline and in deeper roles, Mourinho predominantly utilised Shomurodov as an out-and-out centre-forward last season, yielding five goals and six assists in 40 appearances across all competitions from his 6 foot 3 hitman.

Sharing a close stylistic likeness to such renowned attackers as Luis Muriel, Edin Dzeko and ex-Wanderers favourite turned Liverpool sensation Diogo Jota (Fbref), Shomurodov would appear to be a smart choice for Lage in order to add much-needed strength to the forward options.

Valued at £7.2million and under contract until 2026 (Transfermarkt), this would be a wholly affordable venture of the Molineux hierarchy and as such, one Jeff Shi should be pushing to make happen as soon as possible.


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