Wolves have today completed the signing of striker Sasa Kalajdzic from Stuttgart.
The 25-year-old is Wolves’ fourth new addition this summer after Nathan Collins, Goncalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes.
Wanderers have managed to get a deal over the line, after seeing one bid rejected.
It is thought the club have agreed to pay Stuttgart an initial £15.4 million. According to the Express & Star, Wolves could pay £6 million more in add-ons, although they are said to be unlikely.
There is also a 10% sell-on clause for the Bundesliga side.
Kalajdzic comes in after much clamour from supporters following more goalscoring woes.
Wanderers have scored just two in the Premier League so far.
The team is still getting used to a new system. But some have been concerned about the lack of potency in the final third.
But Kalajdzic should help to increase productivity.
There has been a lot of talk about how this deal will potentially be good for Raul Jimenez. It has been suggested that he has lacked proper competition at Molineux in recent times.
Kalajdzic certainly has more pedigree than Fabio Silva.
While the Austrian could eventually displace Jimenez, the new signing is actually looking forward to playing with the Mexican.
He told the club’s official website: “From what I’ve seen, Raul is a different kind of player to me. I think he has qualities that I don’t have, maybe I have qualities he doesn’t have, so I think we can complement each other and make an amazing duo, even with the other players, so I’m looking forward to playing with them.”
Kalajdzic and Jimenez partnership could well become a thing for Wolves
There has been plenty of talk about Jimenez and how he’s needed stronger competition at Molineux.
Some have said how the club could soon look to replace him.
That could well happen with Kalajdzic, but there is also a possibility the new signing could become Jimenez’s strike partner.
Everyone knows Bruno Lage played with a 4-4-2 system at Benfica.
Perhaps we will see that formation on occasion this season with two big strikers in the box to take advantage of crosses from the likes of Pedro Neto, Goncalo Guedes and the full-backs.