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Wolves tracking Flamengo striker Pedro ahead of the summer

Wolves are reportedly among the clubs tracking Brazilian international striker Pedro ahead of the summer transfer window.

Journalist Guillem Balague has tweeted that Wolves are battling clubs in England and Spain for the 24-year-old Flamengo hitman.

Wolves need an experienced backup for Raul Jimenez, with Fabio Silva improving but still not at the level where he is a regular Premier League goalscorer.

$20 million works out at around £15 million, which is a price Wolves should be able to afford to pay come the summer.

That budget would be boosted by European football, which is slightly further off after last night’s dramatic 3-2 loss against Leeds.

Adama Traore could also fetch some cash in the summer but it appears Barcelona are not keen to pay the optional purchase fee.

Pedro is 24, with one cap for Brazil and he has three goals and an assist from eight games this season.

Silva’s signing will always make Wolves fans wary about signing an unknown striker but the price and age profile looks more balanced here.

Of course, the other issue with signing a new frontman is if they would be willing to come to a club where Raul is so clearly the main man, although Bruno Lage has left him out a couple of times for Silva lately, which would give someone like Pedro some encouragement.