Wolves have had goalscoring issues this season – and one wonders how different things might have been had the club landed Tammy Abraham last year.
The Daily Mail reported that Wolves were circling, as well as Aston Villa and West Ham United.
It was said that Abraham was valued at £40 million by Chelsea, and that that valuation needed to come down for any of the clubs to get him.
In the end it did, but it was AS Roma who won the race for him, signing him for around £34 million (BBC Sport).
£34 million was still quite a lot of money to pay and Wolves probably never really stood a chance.
And that is a big shame, because Abraham is now looking like the real deal.
At the weekend he hit a brace for Roma, taking his tally for the season to 23 goals across all competitions.
That makes him the highest English goalscorer this season (via Squawka).
He struggled for minutes at Stamford Bridge last term and his decision to go to Serie A raised eyebrows.
But Abraham has been absolutely smashing it in Italy.
Wolves ended up having a quiet summer, and there were no big outlays suggesting there just simply wasn’t the cash available to make a play for Abraham.
That is a shame, because he’s gone to a completely new level.
Tammy Abraham showing what Wolves might have had
Perhaps it can be argued that Abraham might not be having the same success and development had he stayed in England.
But he still showed he could score goals semi-regularly at Premier League level prior to his move last summer.
He could have potentially come in very handy, because Wolves have actually created a lot of chances this season which haven’t resulted in goals. Especially in the earlier games of the season.
Unfortunately now, there is probably no chance of Wolves making a fresh attempt to land the 24-year-old.
His goalscoring will have raised his market value significantly and obviously he’s only in his season with Jose Mourinho’s side.
He would cost a fortune, which is frustrating because he’d be fantastic competition for Raul Jimenez.