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Wolves have surely got to make a play for Andrea Belotti after president comments

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has spoken about getting a new striker in at the club this summer.

Currently, he only has two options in Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva.

He has sometimes utilised the likes of Hwang Hee-chan and Daniel Podence through the middle.

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But ideally, Wanderers need another out-and-out option to lead the line.

Lage likes the profiles of Jimenez and Silva, and appears to want to someone who can link play well. And, obviously, score goals.

He said at a press conference in February that he wanted a player to win those aerial duels (via Birmingham Mail).

Then perhaps Wolves ought to be looking at a player who is set to leave his club this summer: Andrea Belotti.

The Italy international has been with Torino since 2015, but looks like he will leave at the end of the season.

Fabrizio Romano has reported Torino’s president as saying: “Andrea Belotti’s contract runs out in June – so maybe he has already signed a contract with another club.

“Maybe it already happened – but I don’t think so.”

This certainly seems to suggest that no extension is imminent for the 28-year-old.

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So Wolves should look to get involved, for a player who has scored 110 goals for the club since his arrival.

That is a pretty good return considering Torino are a club that generally tend to battle relegation or sit safely in mid-table.

Wolves are looking to become self-sufficient and so, making free signings will help to achieve that.

And Wolves have already seen Belotti’s quality first-hand when the teams faced off in the Europa League in the 2019/20 season.

Conor Coady certainly rated him, telling Graham Hunter on his podcast: “Belotti was a top, top player. You know the striker? Top player. He scored the penalty and then he scored at Molineux when we played them in the second leg.

“Real, real handful. Strong. Great in the air, could finish, one and two-touch – he gave me some sort of experience on this is going to be tough this year’.

Belotti on a free is surely a no-brainer for Wolves

It sounds very much as though Belotti will be moving on to new things this summer.

Given his goal record for Torino, it is somewhat surprising he’s been there as long as he has.

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Wolves have surely got to make some enquiries.

Belotti is a real handful and would potentially be perfectly suited to English football. It would be better if he was slightly younger, although 28 is not ‘old’ by any means. But Wolves should still see if there’s a chance to get him this summer.