Wolverhampton Wanderers have largely struggled to score goals in 2020/21.
The loss of Raul Jimenez hit hard, and it’s been down to Pedro Neto, Adama Traore and Daniel Podence to provide the goods in his absence.
Willian Jose was also brought in on loan in January.
While Neto has had a really good season at Molineux, the others have all left a lot to be desired.
Traore, Podence and Jose have scored just six goals between them and provided six assists.
That’s quite disappointing given what we know they’re all capable of.
It arguably suggests the need for a new forward this summer, and Wolves should probably take a look at Montpellier’s Gaetan Laborde.
Eurosport.fr claimed back in January that Wolves were closely following the Frenchman.
Since being linked with the club, Laborde has seriously impressed over in France.
Last night against Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final of the Coupe De France, he both scored (a stunning left-foot strike into the top corner) and assisted, taking his goal contributions tally for the season to 26 (17 goals, nine assists).
Impressive Laborde worth a look for Wolves
His superb teammate Andy Delort was also linked with Wolves in January, but the player took to Twitter at the time to dismiss the rumours.
Perhaps Laborde is the player Wolves should be making a beeline for then.
Clearly he is very productive in the final third, and enticingly he has been playing both through the middle and from the right wing this term – suggesting versatility.
According to Transfermarkt he’ll only have two years left on his contract this summer, which likely means he wouldn’t be massively expensive.