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‘This could be a masterstroke’ – The verdict on Wolves’ pursuit of 28-year-old striker



Wolverhampton Wanderers are flying high in the Championship, as they sit at the top of table.

Manager Nuno Santo will be looking ahead to January to add a handful of new players to help secure promotion to the top-flight.

One player who has been linked is Watford striker Stefano Okaka.

The 28-year-old is not getting a look in at the Hornets at present, and a move away would not be unrealistic.

Would he be a good signing for Wolves?

We discuss….

Adam Simeoni

The Italian international has been unlucky at Watford, and his four goals in twenty matches is actually not the worst of returns at Premier League level.

The player would surely tear defences apart in the Championship with his raw pace and power, and he could be a decent addition to Wolves’ squad in the new year.

I would explore a loan option if I were Santo, as better players will be available next season should they be promoted.

George Dagless

This could be a masterstroke.

I actually think Okaka has a lot to offer and sometimes for Watford he has looked unplayable.

The only problem with him is consistency but if Nuno Santo can get a tune out of him then I think it’d be a pretty decent signing.

Chris Gallagher

On loan, I think it would be a very good move.

Okaka hasn’t had a chance at Watford but excelled at Anderlecht before moving to England. He still has to convince, which is why a loan would suit, allowing the Black Country club to assess how he fits into the team.

Wolves went for the Italian in the summer, but Okaka rejected them. He’d be daft to do that now!

Alfie Burns

Wolves need a striking alternative to Leo Bonatini, there is no doubt about that, however, I have my doubts whether Okaka is the man for the job.

The 28-year-old has had a sour relationship with Marco Silva at Watford, and you wonder whether he would clash with Nuno if he was to move to Molineux.

For me, whoever comes in will have to accept that Bonatini is top dog at Wolves and play a supporting role – I’m not 100% convinced that would sit well with Okaka.

The striker’s goalscoring record in England isn’t brilliant and it is one a transfer Wolves should leave alone.