Wolves were yesterday linked with a move for Edin Dzeko.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Wanderers are considering making a move for the Inter Milan striker.
Dzeko, 36, has only been with the Serie a giants for a year.
But the Nerazzurri have recently signed Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea. Potentially, his minutes could really take a hit if he was to stay at the club.
It remains to be seen if Inter will let him depart. He did have a really productive season for them last season, scoring 17 goals and making 10 assists.
The transfer link to Wolves is somewhat surprising given the club are supposedly looking to sign players that are young with the potential for high resale value.
But potentially, Dzeko could be exactly what Lage is looking for.
Back in April, the manager commented on the kind of striker he would like to bring in at Molineux.
He said (via Birmingham Mail): “You can also have a young guy to be that striker in the box to win the aerial duels. It’s not to bring one guy to stay in front of Fabio (Silva), it’s to bring one guy to have different profiles.”
Dzeko is not such a ‘young guy’ in a football sense. But he is certainly someone who is aerially dominant.
According to fbref data, the Bosnia international won 54.3% of his aerial duels last season in Serie A. He averaged 3.47 won per 90.
Dzeko has always been fame for being good in the air. Standing at 6ft 4in tall, you would certainly expect him to be.
Bruno Lage may find exactly what he’s looking for with Edin Dzeko
Dzeko has scored a lot of goals down the years. But he has also carved out a reputation for being a centre-forward with a great knack for linking play.
He is someone players can fire the ball into and it will either stick, or be flicked on, depending on the type of ball it was.
The 124-cap international is a real handful and could be a really good addition for the club.
Currently, it is unclear whether he’d be willing to make a potential move to Molineux.
It’s likely he would demand very high wages which could potentially be a stumbling block.
But Wolves should test the waters. Because he is seemingly just the kind of player Lage is looking for.