Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to snub their option to sign Leo Bonatini this summer, despite the Brazilian striker’s signature costing just £5m.
Bonatini has spent the year on-loan at Molineux from Al-Hilal, with the striker playing a key role in helping Wolves to promotion in the Sky Bet Championship.
The striker scored 12 goals for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, all of which came during the first-half of the season, helping to put Wolves into a commanding position at the top of the Championship table.
However, the 24-year-old’s final 25 appearances in old gold didn’t bring any goals, with Benik Afobe the man tasked with helping Wolves over the line during the closing stage of the season.
According to a column in the Express and Star, Wolves had the option to buy Bonatini for just £5m this summer, following his temporary spell with the club.
However, Wolves have gone cold on securing the striker’s service on a permanent deal and will not take up their option to sign him.
Bonatini’s form in 2018 was indifferent, with the striker far from his best during the second-half of the season.
However, at £5m, a striker who looked so good during the first-half of the season feels like a bargain.
Of course, Bonatini’s form was poor in 2018, but it wasn’t a lack of quality letting him down, it was confidence.
If the 24-year-old rediscovers that confidence, he could be a very good striker in either the Premier League or Championship.
At the quoted price, he should attract interest.
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