If Wolverhampton Wanderers want to become a real force to be reckoned with next season in the Championship then they have some serious transfer business to complete in the upcoming summer window.
Whether Paul Lambert is the manager at Molineux this time in a few months should not make a difference for the club’s intentions in the 2017/18 campaign, and that means showing their ambitions clearly with recruitment.
I think the strike force at Wolves is somewhat lacklustre and is the first area on the pitch that needs addressing if the owners want to enjoy success in the Midlands and top-flight football to return to the region.
One candidate I propose to strengthen the attack is out-of-favour Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo, who’s been left to rot in the Premier League side’s reserves for the last twelve months.
The 24-year-old initially joined the Gunners in the summer of 2013 but is yet to make an impression in the first-team, hence his numerous loan spells away from the club.
Sanogo’s stints include time at Crystal Palace and Dutch giants Ajax, however, most recently the Frenchman endured a tough period at Football League outfit Charlton Athletic towards the latter stages of the 2015/16 season when the Addicks were fighting for safety.
If Wolves want to be serious, then the striker’s goal scoring ratio this year may not be that inspiring. He has rippled the net on four occasions in three matches for the Arsenal reserve side.
This does mean Yaya Sanogo’s record is a goal every 51 minutes of play this season which sounds more thrilling if you mention it in that way, and it wouldn’t be a gamble because he is out-of-contract in the summer and his deal is unlikely to be extended meaning he’d join Wolverhampton Wanderers on a free.
Wolves fans, is your strike force a problem? Is Yaya Sanogo the answer? Or is a more experienced Championship forward needed? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!