Wolves are among the clubs keen on Schalke striker Matthew Hoppe this summer, according to a report by 90Min.

They claim that a host of top flight sides are keen on the American hitman who burst onto the scene last season.

Schalke’s relegation was abject but he was one of the bright sparks, scoring six goals.

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A season in the German second tier might help him develop. But Schalke have financial issues and he is one of their most potentially valuable assets.

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That has seen the Premier League vultures circle and Wolves face competition from their old manager in the chase.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs are also keen on the striker, along with Newcastle and Southampton.

Tottenham’s constant problem is finding a reliable backup for Harry Kane and it’s not clear whether Hoppe would sign up for such a role.

 

Hoppe would be second fiddle behind Raul Jimenez at Molineux and might even need a year to adjust to the Premier League, like Fabio Silva did last season.

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Who does he play like?

An ESPN profile of Hoppe claims he models his game on Kane and Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.

Make no mistake, he’s not at that level yet. He’s raw and would be very much one for the future.

But if Schalke’s financial situation means Wolves could get him on the cheap, they might be tempted.

The competition is fierce and obviously losing out to Nuno would be a bit of a blow. There’s no suggestion that’ll happen and Daniel Levy famously drags out transfers to save every last penny.

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