Guedes and Jimenez together could bring the goals back to Molineux
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Guedes and Jimenez together could bring the goals back to Molineux

Wolves completed their second transfer deal of the summer earlier this week in the form of Goncalo Guedes from Valencia.

The 25-year-old signed for a reported fee of £27.5 million (BBC Sport).

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It is a move that many fans have wanted to see the club make for some time.

Guedes is a player that was long linked with Wolves before actually finally being announced on Monday.

By many accounts, Wanderers have landed a potential gem.

Guedes, capable of playing anywhere in attack, is known for his brilliant ball-carrying ability and rocket of a shot.

In theory, he should help Wolves to become a bit more potent in the final third.

It is going to be interesting to see where he’ll fit in the long-term.

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Of course at the moment, the likelihood is that he will play through the middle whilst Raul Jimenez is sidelined.

But once the Mexican returns, it will be interesting to see how Bruno Lage will accommodate both. If indeed he wants both on the pitch at once.

Lage has been using 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 in pre-season, and it was a 4-2-3-1 against Leeds United last weekend.

But one wonders if Lage could eventually shift to 4-4-2, which is the formation he had great success with at Benfica.

Guedes and Jimenez up top in a partnership might just be a winning combination for Wanderers in 2022/23.

Guedes and Jimenez know one another, and they could shine together for Wolves

Eventually it could be that Lage deploys two strikers. And Guedes and Jimenez could both lead the line.

But even if that doesn’t happen, it’s possible Guedes and Jimenez could still form a great partnership on the pitch.

Guedes knows Jimenez from their Benfica days. According to Transfermarkt, the pair shared the field 36 times, so it might not take very long for an understanding to reform.

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Previously at Molineux, Jimenez thrived when playing in attack with Diogo Jota, and Guedes seems like a similar type of player.

Wanderers have struggled to score goals in the past couple of seasons. And of course, Jimenez has been affected by that awful head injury.

But this is a potential partnership that could see Wolves become much more clinical. And Jimenez might just rediscover his mojo playing with his old teammate again.