Wolverhampton Wanderers could strengthen their attack in the January transfer window due to a lack of backup for Raul Jimenez. The 28-year-old has amassed 1565 minutes in the Premier League from a possible 1620 and desperately needs cover to allow him a rest.
Nuno Espirito Santo has Patrick Cutrone, but the 21-year-old has racked up just 13 minutes of football in the league since mid-October and doesn’t appear to have the trust of his manager. As a result, Wolves have a young striker in mind to solve their problem – Leonardo Campana.
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According to El Universo, the Ecuadorian international has been in talks with Wolves over a potential deal. As per Transfermarkt, Campana has made 21 appearances for Barcelona SC Guayaquil, scoring and creating seven goals. He’s represented his national team on four occasions too.
Wolves haven’t been short of goals in the Premier League this season, netting more than Arsenal (24) and matching Manchester United’s tally (26), but Jimenez has contributed to 46% of them – seven goals, five assists. Given Wolves’ next highest scorer only has three goals, there isn’t anyone in the squad capable of replacing the Mexican international.
Whether it’s Campana remains to seen, however.