Wolverhampton Wanderers have had an excellent summer with numerous excellent additions to their side.
The headline signing for the Golden Boys has been the £15 million addition of Porto star Ruben Neves, who joined the club despite previous interest from the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus.
Add to that the loan signings of Diogo Jota, who spent the season at Porto last year, as well as centre back Willy Boly and seasoned Championship players like John Ruddy and Ryan Bennett, and it’s been an extremely good window for the club.
However, the missing link for Nuno Espirito Santo is a proper striker up front, one who has the ability to fire the club to the Premier League.
It’s been tough finding the right man, however, and Wolves have missed out on an array of strikers in their attempt to bring a centre forward through the doors.
They now appear to have found their man, with Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill the subject of interest from the club.
But Hugill isn’t a striker of the quality that Wolves should be looking at.
I believe the club are panicking and are only signing Hugill as a last resort.
The 25-year-old’s best total for a season in the Football League came last year when he scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Lilywhites, which isn’t massively impressive.
In fact Hugill’s goal record is quite poor across his career in league football.
Having made 128 appearances at Port Vale, Tranmere Rovers, Hartlepool United and Preston, he’s only scored 31 goals.
Given some of the names that Wolves have been linked with up front this summer, this isn’t very impressive at all, and I don’t believe this is the big-name striker that will fire them to the top.
This is a panic buy, and Wolves should have concentrated their efforts on a better striker earlier in the summer.
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