Dave Edwards suggests Wolves should move for Neal Maupay
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Dave Edwards suggests Wolves should move for Neal Maupay

Dave Edwards is urging Wolves to go out and sign a new striker – and believes Neal Maupay could potentially be a good fit.

Wanderers are finishing the summer transfer window strongly, with Matheus Nunes on his way to the club from Sporting CP.

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Wolves are splashing £42 million on the 23-year-old, and the star is a major coup for the club.

Before him, Wolves signed Goncalo Guedes, who is likely to be used as cover for Raul Jimenez until the Mexican returns to action.

But Guedes is not an out-and-out number nine, which concerns Edwards slightly.

He feels the club should now be working hard to bring in a natural centre-forward, and pointed to the Brighton man as a possible option.

He told the Express & Star: “I look at the likes of the Brighton striker Maupay, who is moving, not necessarily someone to get in ahead of Jimenez at his best, but someone like him to be available – there’s got to be someone out there.

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“I was excited by the Guedes deal but it’s not what they need most, it’s the No.9, and that should be what Bruno Lage is pushing for.”

Maupay is currently hot property, with Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Everton all reportedly chasing the Frenchman (Mirror).

The 26-year-old has been with the Seagulls since 2019, joining in a £20 million deal from Brentford (BBC Sport).

To date he has scored 27 goals in 109 appearances for the club.

He is expected to leave the Amex Stadium this summer having fallen behind Danny Welbeck and Deniz Undav in the pecking order.

Maupay could be a good signing for Wolves depending on the price

Maupay would potentially be a good addition for Wolves.

He’s scored goals at Premier League level, and is a player that can make life difficult for defenders.

But he is also quite a fiery player. Some Wolves fans will remember when Brighton came to Molineux in May 2021. The Seagulls lost 2-1, with Morgan Gibbs-White scoring a last-gasp winner. Maupay was sent off after the final whistle for hurling abuse at referee Jon Moss.

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Reports have indicated that Forest are currently in a strong position to land Maupay. Apparently they have agreed a deal in principle (The Athletic).

It remains to be seen if Wolves will look to make a swoop of their own for Maupay, who could be a solid back-up option to Jimenez once he returns.

Whether that’s a role that would appeal to Maupay though is probably doubtful.