Wolves have got to try and sign Edin Dzeko in light of Raul Jimenez injury blow
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Wolves have got to try and sign Edin Dzeko in light of Raul Jimenez injury blow

As things currently stand, Wolves are heading into the new season without a recognised first-team striker.

Raul Jimenez is set to be out for a number of weeks after suffering MCL and adductor damage.

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The Mexico international sustained the issue during the first-half of Saturday’s game with Besiktas.

Telegraph journalist John Percy suggested that in the worst case, the player could be out for around eight weeks.

But Jimenez’s girlfriend Daniela Bassom said on social media on Wednesday that he will undergo rehab for two weeks, suggesting the lay-off might not be too lengthy.

However long he’ll be out for, Wolves have not simply got to sign a new centre-forward.

And that man should be Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnia international was linked with the club a couple of weeks ago, and seems like he’d be an ideal acquisition for Wolves at this moment in time.

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The star is not so dissimilar from Jimenez in terms of playing style. So it’s likely the other players in the Wolves team won’t have to adapt too much by playing with him.

He’s 36, so it’s likely the club would only look to bring him in on a one-year deal.

And that would be perfect as Wolves could then make a decision on whether to give him another year, or let him depart in favour of bringing Fabio Silva back into the picture.

Silva is spending the 2022/23 season on loan at Anderlecht, and he could potentially do really well there.

Dzeko is still scoring goals despite his advancing years, and he is also very experienced at both club and international level.

He’s also a leader, underlined by his status as captain of Bosnia.

Dzeko should be the number one target for Wolves in light of Jimenez injury news

He’d probably have high wage demands, but Wolves have surely got to look into this.

He’s previously played in the Premier League and knows the English game.

Just because he’s 36 doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be able to still do a job. His game does not revolve around being mobile and it never has.

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Wolves, quite simply, need someone who can stick the ball in the net. Dzeko has been showing he can still do that with fair regularity.

Of course, it is possible he may not fancy a move to Molineux. After all, Inter are in the Champions League and are now very competitive in Serie A. But there is no harm in trying to find out.