Wolves’ goalscoring issues have been well documented – and the club may have some regrets over not signing Goncalo Ramos from Benfica, who has turned into a goal machine since being linked with a move to Molineux.
Wanderers have really struggled in front of goal this season.
It is just 19 goals scored in 26 games so far, which is a really poor return considering the calibre of players at Molineux.
Wolves got a fantastic win over Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. Adama Traore got the goal for Wanderers.
But the game marked one year since a central striker last scored a goal for Wolves in the Premier League.
Raul Jimenez’s injury problems have been well documented.
Fabio Silva was still very much an inexperienced option last season.
Diego Costa was brought in as a free agent and is still yet to score for the club.
Sasa Kalajdzic signed from Stuttgart but got an ACL injury on his debut.
And Matheus Cunha has not quite hit the ground running yet.
It has been very frustrating and while Wolves have really been struggling to score, former target Ramos has done nothing but that this season.
Ramos was on target twice for Benfica against Farmalicao on Friday.
Those were his 20th and 21st goals of the season, and he also has eight assists on top of that.
Ramos was a player Wolves reportedly looked at it in the summer. There were claims that the club enquired about signing him on loan with an option to buy.
Ultimately nothing materialised, and it’s starting to look like Wolves really missed out.
Goncalo Ramos is proving himself as a top young player, after Wolves summer links
Ramos has been electric for Benfica this season.
The youngster has seriously sharpened up in front of goal and is currently the Portuguese league’s top scorer.
With eight assists, he also clearly links up really well with those around him.
It is unclear how close Wolves came to actually landing Ramos last summer.
But he is starting to look like a very accomplished centre-forward and top class player all round, and someone the club may come to regret not signing.
Who knows how different Wolves’ season could have been had he joined last summer.