Wolves came from behind to beat ten-man Brighton at Molineux yesterday.
But that didn’t stop Tony Cascarino being the latest pundit to bring up their lack of firepower without Raul Jimenez.
In the Times, he wrote that no club in the Premier League needs a new striker more than Wolves.
He pointed out the drop-off in their goal return this season without their talisman, and that has been an obvious issue to anyone who’s watched Wolves this season.
“Is there a club more in need of a striker than Wolverhampton Wanderers?
Pedro Neto and Rúben Neves are the club’s leading scorers in the Premier League with five each.
“Next on the list are Fábio Silva and Raúl Jiménez with four. Jiménez has not played since November when he fractured his skull against Arsenal. Last season Jiménez finished with 17 goals.
“As it happens, Wolves’ tally for this season is 13 goals fewer than at the same stage of the previous campaign.”
The absence of Jimenez has been keenly felt and everyone who has watched Wolves this season can see it.
Cascarino feels Nuno needs a new striker, but what does he do?
Because when Jimenez is back, he’ll be the top man, and Wolves have already bought Fabio Silva to be the long-term striking solution.
And which striker of the right quality would come to Wolves, knowing he’ll be behind Jimenez in the pecking order?
The lack of goals is an easy problem to diagnose but far harder to solve and Cascarino is far from the only one who’s noticed.
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