Wolves have been linked with a move for AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder.
According to Media Foot, Wanderers and Manchester United are both showing interest in the 31-year-old.
Wolves are yet to make a single signing so far this summer.
A new centre-forward is thought to be on the agenda following the team’s struggles in front of goal last season.
And Ben Yedder is a player Wolves should be be looking at.
Last term, he scored 32 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions. 25 of those came in Ligue 1 – only Kylian Mbappe scored more (28).
Ben Yedders has scored goals regularly throughout his career. He got 70 in 138 games for Sevilla, and 71 in 174 for Toulouse.
He’s also got a bit of international pedigree, scoring three in 19.
GFFN were hugely impressed with him in 2021/22. They suggested he was Monaco’s best player, describing him as ‘the difference between mid-table mediocrity and a place on the podium’.
His haul of 25 goals meant he was responsible for 38% of Monaco’s tally for the season.
GFFN named Ben Yedder ninth (out of 100 players) in their French Player Of The Year Award 2021, and stated in their feature that he was ‘the nearly category when talking about top-class strikers’.
Simply put, Wolves are crying out for someone who is reliable in the final third.
Ben Yedder’s goalscoring record has been really impressive throughout his career.
Transfer links to him should be welcomed, and hopefully the club will actually make some enquiries into signing him.
Wolves should considering going against transfer policy for Wissam Ben Yedder
Since he is now 31 and only has a couple of years left on his deal, perhaps Monaco would be open to selling. They’re currently being linked with a move for Andrea Belotti (TMW), so maybe they’re preparing to move on from him.
Wolves should definitely see how much the French club would want to sell.
Not only does Ben Yedder score goals, he is also creative. So far in his career, he has made 69 assists.
On occasion, the star has operated as a second striker, so there is also some versatility there which is always good.
Ben Yedder has proved himself in three of the top five leagues in Europe. If the asking price is reasonable, then Wolves should surely consider a swoop.