Reported Wolves striker target Ludovic Ajorque was named on the bench today by Strasbourg manager Julien Stephan.
The French side were in Ligue 1 action against Nice, looking to bounce back after losing their opening game to AS Monaco.
You would have thought Stephan would have named Ajorque as a starter.
The 28-year-old scored 12 goals and made eight assists across all competitions last season.
And in 2020/21, he scored 16 and made four assists.
Without doubt he is one of Strasbourg’s most dangerous players.
So for Stephan to instead name Kevin Gameiro and Habib Diallo in a strike partnership is quite surprising.
Ajoque did eventually get on, replacing Gameiro in the 81st minute.
Of course, at the moment, Ajorque is being linked with an exit from the club. So it’s possible that might be a reason for him not starting.
Wolves have supposedly taken an interest in the star in recent weeks.
Wanderers officials reportedly watched him in a pre-season friendly against Liverpool.
Wolves did sign Goncalo Guedes on Monday, but it is thought the club will likely move for an out-and-out striker on top of the 25-year-old.
Guedes can play through the middle, but he is primarily a winger.
It is thought Ajorque could cost somewhere around £12.6 million.
Potential move to Wolves in the offing for Ludovic Ajorque
It will be interesting to see if there is any movement on this in the coming days.
It does seem strange that Ajorque was on the bench for Strasbourg given his status as their best goalscorer.
Maybe it does suggest something could be in the offing.
Hopefully that is the case, because Wolves lacked a focal point again this weekend against Fulham.
Someone like Ajorque would be really good for Wolves. He’s a big threat in the air, but also is much more technical than he looks.