Wolves are reported to be interested in the services of Valencia striker Maxi Gomez.

According to Spanish publication AS, Wolves have identified the 24-year-old as possible cover for Raul Jimenez.

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The Mexican is facing a potentially lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing his skull against Arsenal. At the moment it isn’t know how long he’ll be out of action, but his return doesn’t seem like it’ll be any time soon.

It means at the moment, 18-year-old Fabio Silva is the only out and out striker available to Nuno Espirito Santo, although the manager could look to Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence or Adama Traore to fill the void.

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Gomez has supposedly be sounded out as a possible option, with Valencia said to be in a precarious financial situation.

The star was linked with a move to West Ham United in the summer of 2018, before eventually completing a transfer to los Che for around £45 million.

 

A like-for-like replacement

Gomez could be an interesting addition for Wolves.

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The star is burly just like Jimenez and excels at bringing those around him into play, but also has good technical quality and has been likened to Luis Suarez in the past (Ovacion).

He also, crucially, has an eye for goal having scored 43 times in 113 La Liga matches to date across stints with Celta Vigo and Valencia.

A move could make sense, but perhaps not if Valencia would a fee somewhere near what they paid for him.

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