Wolverhampton Wanderers don’t score enough goals.

In recent times, Raul Jimenez has been heavily relied upon, but the Mexican may need some time to return to the goalscoring trail following his head injury last season.

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Really there needs to be goals coming from other players in the team. But right now, there are no real regular contributors.

Although Ruben Neves did step up somewhat last season, goals from midfield have been a particular rarity for Wolves.

The recruitment staff should already be casting their eye over players across Europe ahead of the next transfer window.

One man who might be worth keeping tabs on, is the Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken.

He’s been linked with a move to the Premier League before, with West Ham United having apparently shown interest.

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Hans Vanaken (Photo by Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

He has now been with Brugge since 2015, and has enjoyed an amazing ride with the Belgian side.

For the past four seasons running, he’s managed to score at least 10 league goals for Brugge, and in total he has 90 in 297 appearances. He’s also managed 62 assists.

 

In addition to that, Vanaken, 29, has won four league titles with the club, and two Super Cups.

One of Vanaken’s former teammates has given an interview with Sport Voetbal magazine and insisted he’s ready for the Premier League now.

Onur Kaya said: “I have never seen such a big player with such a technique.

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Hans Vanaken (Photo by Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

“The special thing about Hans is that he has the footwork of a player of 1m70. You can say that it is not nice to watch, that he is a bit slow, but he has extraordinary intelligence.

“To be honest, I think he is stronger than a Dele Alli at Tottenham. He’s skinnier and less pretty to look at, but for me, he has his place at 16 of the 20 Premier League clubs.”

Wolves need to monitor Vanaken

Goalscoring has been an issue so far this season, which is something Vanaken could help with.

His goal contribution statistics are very impressive for a midfielder, and he seems like someone worth keeping an eye on at least – he already has four goals in eight games this term.

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Vanaken and Dendoncker (Photo by Nico Vereecken / Photo News via Getty Images)

Wolves did not sign a midfielder in the summer, but will surely be back in the market for one in January.

Perhaps Leander Dendoncker can convince his Belgium teammate that Molineux would be a good move for him this winter.

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