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14/11/2022 | 01:15pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers ensured they are going to be backside of the Premier League desk at Christmas by shedding 2-0 to Arsenal on Saturday night.
The Previous Gold, nonetheless, enter a brand new period underneath just lately appointed Julen Lopetegui and he might be spending the winter break specializing in potential signings and searching for methods to vastly enhance the squad forward of a vital second half of the season.
Will Lopetegui save Wolves from relegation?
He might already be eyeing up his first signing because the Spaniard seems to be to enhance Wolves’ woeful kind in entrance of purpose by making a transfer for Actual Madrid striker Mariano Diaz.
Wolves can bin Jimenez
In response to a report from Sport (through Sport Witness), Lopetegui is ‘fixated’ on signing Actual Madrid’s Diaz with the Spaniard hoping to start out a ‘revolution’ by including him to the Previous Gold’s ranks.
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The 29-year-old doesn’t seem to determine closely in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans going ahead, particularly contemplating he has performed simply 25 minutes in all competitions this season.
The £125k-per-week earner has performed over 70 instances for the Spanish giants, scoring 12 objectives within the course of whereas profitable the Champions League and La Liga, proving he has a winners mentality that would solely profit this Wolves squad.
Along with his contract as a result of expire on the finish of the present marketing campaign, Lopetegui might land him on a budget in January and should give him the licence to overlook about Raul Jimenez.
The striker has netted 55 objectives for Wolves since becoming a member of in 2018, though he has largely struggled over the past 18 months or so, solely discovering the web seven instances largely as a result of damage and it might be time for him to maneuver on.
Diaz definitely has some extent to show, and a transfer to the Premier League might permit him a brand new problem, one the place he’ll get loads of first-team alternatives underneath Lopetegui.
Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, for who he scored 21 in 48 underneath, described the ahead as “high-level” and it maybe requires a change of surroundings for the participant to essentially shine and utilise his skills.
Wolves might present him with that platform in a group that underneath a brand new supervisor, ought to enhance considerably.
A lot will rely upon whether or not or not Jimenez will get an opportunity to impress on the World Cup for Mexico. If he doesn’t, nonetheless, the 56-year-old may need a giant determination to make with Diaz.
Certainly, he may very well be the improve the Midlands aspect have been craving after the unlucky signings of Sasa Kalajdzic and Diego Costa to this point.