Wolves are reportedly ‘willing to offer’ €40m (£34.4m) to sign Youssef En-Nesyri in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Jimenez cover needed
The Midlands club definitely need to look at signing sufficient cover for Raul Jimenez for the 2021/22 season, given that the Mexican missed the majority of last term because of a head injury.
Young Fabio Silva was thrown in at the deep end in his absence, and so the Molineux club could do with some more experienced backup just in case Jimenez suffers another bad injury.
The Latest: En-Nesyri eyed
However, the Morocco international would prefer to stay at the La Liga club, although they would reportedly be willing to sell him if the financial need arises.
The Verdict: Sign
En-Nesyri is a proven scorer, having found the back of the net 24 times in 52 games across all competitions last season (Transfermarkt).
The striker has also received high praise in the past. Sky Sports’ Spanish football commentator Terry Gibson called him a ‘world-beater’ at times back in March, while La Liga expert Euan McTear recently described him as ‘a bit like Benzema’, implying that he is a centre-forward who is purely focused on scoring goals.
Should Wolves sign En-Nesyri?
A fee of £34.4m is a lot of money for Wolves, with only Silva and Jimenez costing more than that amount for an incoming player in the club’s history, but En-Nesyri could well be the difference between them qualifying for European competition again next year and stalling to another bottom-half finish like in 2020/21.
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