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Rafael Leao is becoming harder to ignore for Wolves

Wolves have, so far, managed with only two centre-forwards.

Wanderers have gotten by with Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva, with the former playing most of the minutes.

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That said, the pair have only managed four goals between them, with the Mexican scoring them all.

Jimenez was perhaps always going to take time to get back to his best following the awful fractured skull he suffered last season.

He is undoubtedly not quite the same, despite having had a few really good games.

And Silva has been looking much improved in recent weeks. But he is obviously still raw, and has yet to get off the mark.

It could be that Wolves find themselves needing to invest in a centre-forward in the summer.

And there is someone who has been linked with Wolves in recent times who is becoming quite difficult to ignore.

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Rafael Leao is enjoying a really solid campaign with AC Milan. And much like Wolves, he enjoyed a very good January, scoring three goals and making two assists.

He now has eight goals and five assists in total for the season. And he has played an important role in Milan’s push for the Serie A title. He has regularly stood out ahead of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud.

At the moment, the club are four points behind leaders Inter Milan in third.

Should he keep up his current form, there is a chance the Rossoneri could pip their bitter rivals to the Scudetto come the end of the season.

Wolves should monitor Rafael Leao ahead of the summer

The club were last linked with a move for Leao last year, and the club ought to keep an eye on his progress. Gazetta dello Sport reported not long after Bruno Lage became Wolves’ new manager that there were talks with Milan over the player.

Potentially, he’d make for a really good addition.

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He’s actually mainly player from the left side this season. But Leao is a centre-forward by trade, and it’s clear he can score goals.

A recent feature from Goal brought quotes from his manager Stefano Pioli, who says Leao reminds him of Thierry Henry. Alessio Tacchinardi, who played with Henry at Juve, concurs with that statement.

It’s possible that Wolves will be needing an alternative option to Jimenez and Silva this summer. The former turns 31 in May, and Silva turns 20 in July.

He can provide a bit of pace, which is something the Wolves pair lack. He also has that versatility, which can always help a manager.

Milan may not want to sell. But if Fosun are to show some ambition they will try to bring the star to Molineux.