With Patrick Cutrone gone and the transfer window nearing a conclusion, the rush is well and truly on for a replacement striker.
It’s by no means an easy task. Finding a forward that is both capable and happy to play second-fiddle to the top class Raul Jimenez will be easier said than done, however, it seems they could have found their man.
Portuguese striker Nelson Oliveira is the latest to be linked to Molineux. The AEK Athens player allegedly has a release clause of €6.5m, and that has made the side from the Black Country stand up and notice.
The Express and Star have run the story – also claiming that Daniel Podence is wanted – and they say he could be bought for around £6m.
The 28-year-old has bagged nine in 15 games for the Greek side so far this season, as well as three assists.
Is Nelson Oliveira a suitable back-up to Jimenez?
Yes, he's good enough for this level
He will do until the summer as a back-up
We need to have a better second-option
After fan account @TalkingWolves tweeted about the story, many fans replied – and they weren’t particularly excited about the forward.
After he played in England for a while, it seems these Wolves fans want someone of a level above Oliveira, who scored 31 goals in 103 Championship games in England, as well as one in 10 in the Premier League.
Here are some of the replies below…
Fishing in the shallow end again.
— Vince Hodgetts. We never stopped believing (@Blubberguts) January 20, 2020
Not a chance in hell. He’s a trouble maker. Nuno doesn’t do difficult characters, and rightly so.
— Colin Peppiatt (@ColinPep1) January 20, 2020
I mean we really aren’t are we..
— Working hard or (@Hardly_working) January 20, 2020
— CHRISWOODWARD (@CHRISWOODWARD__) January 20, 2020
— Bugna (@Bugna16) January 20, 2020
Bizarre, hope it’s only a loan. Why sell Cav and Cutrone to go for an average championship player?
— Gavinder Pawar (@GavinderPawar) January 20, 2020
With time running out to find more options, it seems a fairly sensible choice, even if it doesn’t evoke much sense of excitement.
His goal return seems to be pretty consistent all around, so hopefully if called upon at Molineux, he could still have an impact.