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Wolves can help Raul Jimenez rediscover mojo by signing Wissam Ben Yedder

Raul Jimenez endured a tough season in 2021/22 – but Wolves can help him rediscover his mojo by signing Wissam Ben Yedder.

The Mexico international returned from his skull fracture – which he suffered against Arsenal in November 2020 – at the start of the campaign.

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It was perhaps always going to be tough for the star.

The injury he suffered was extremely serious, and it will affect the rest of his playing career.

He often cut a frustrated figure for Wolves, with his protective headgear hampering his heading ability. In the game against Brentford back in September, a frustrated Jimenez went as far as to remove it for the final stages.

It really was a season of struggle for the most-part for the 31-year-old, who finished the campaign with six goals to his name.

He also never really had particularly great support in the final third.

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Wolves fans are hoping he can get somewhere near his pre-injury level in 2022/23, when he was one of the best all-round centre-forwards in the Premier League.

Arguably, he could do with a quality partner, and Wolves could perhaps hand him one if they sign Ben Yedder from Monaco.

According to Media Foot, Wanderers are watching him very closely and thinking of making an offer.

It would go against the transfer policy at Molineux. But it’s a potential signing that could really help Jimenez get back on track.

Ben Yedder could make a brilliant partner for Raul Jimenez at Wolves

Last season, Ben Yedder mostly led the line for Monaco, with Kevin Volland operating as a second striker just in behind him.

But towards the start of the campaign, the pair were playing as a duo.

There have been suggestions that Lage would like to get Wolves playing in a 4-4-2 system eventually. That is the formation that brought him success at Benfica.

He reportedly wants his players to be comfortable playing in multiple different systems, suggesting he won’t completely do away with the back three.

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19-cap France international Ben Yedder is a proven goalscorer, having hit 214 in 436 games in his career so far at club level.

He is also someone who can show creativity, having made 69 assists. That would suggest him as being perfect to play up top in a two.

If Wolves want to see the Jimenez of old, or a version close to that, then moving for Ben Yedder might just be a smart move.

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