Leo Bonatini had a cracking start to life at the Molineux as he found the net 12 times in the first half of the 2017/18 campaign as we stormed to the Championship title and promotion back to the Premier League, but the goals dried up in the second half of the campaign and fans weren’t convinced he had a future with us.
Wolves did eventually enact the option we had on the loan deal with Al-Hilal for his services as the summer transfer window drew to a close but sadly the 24-year-old has continued where he left off for us.
Six appearances for head coach Nuno Espirito Santo have only seen one goal returned in the EFL Cup second round tie over Sheffield Wednesday, but it’s his overall performance levels that are irking fans at this moment in time – especially as he is one of those players whose body language doesn’t send the best of messages – even when things are going well for him.
One of my biggest gripes with Bonatini, amongst his complete ineffectiveness and utter lack of goalscoring threat, is his body language and effort. He doesn't harass any defender at all. He basically strolls around the pitch being useless. We'd of won tonight with Jimenez #wwfc
— Levi Jordan (@Levi_WWFC) September 25, 2018
I literally cannot watch Bonatini any longer it’s painfu. I feel genuinely sorry for the guy, he’s so far gone from where he was this time last year. Benny Ashley Seal offered more inside his brief cameo than Leo did all game. No more Leo, please Nuno ???????? #WWFC ????
— T.O (@TommyOliverWV) September 25, 2018
Bonatini is useless and we can't take penalties but Vinagre was class
— Keiran_wwfc (@DiogoJotaFC) September 25, 2018
Bonatini was awful though again didn’t look like doing anything and never linked up attacks. Needs to be sold in January and replaced. #WWFC
— Bradley Parker ???? (@parker_bradley) September 25, 2018
Bonatini is the reverse Edwards, is a striker yet plays CM the whole game
— O〰️en (@OMWwfc) September 25, 2018
Are their actually any wolves fans left who think bonatini brings something to the team ? Surely not ? #wwfc
— W????LVES (@adamBriant1993) September 25, 2018
Played better 2nd half but Leicester had the stronger team out really. No disgrace to lose. Thought playing with Bonatini was like playing with 10 men though. Literally offers nothing. Thought Saiss played well #wwfc
— Sam (@SamW160) September 25, 2018
Plenty hoped the goal would get him up and running but that doesn’t appear to have been the case – if we can get him back to his first six months he’d clearly be an asset and an option though, but if he can’t find that form soon we will move on.