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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers could sign two strikers in January

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui could reportedly sign two strikers in January, in a bid to increase the goal output at Molineux.

Wolves have seriously struggled in front of goal this season.

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The team are by far and away the lowest scorers in the Premier League so far, with just eight scored in 16 games.

It is a long-standing issue at Molineux.

Wolves have been lacking in front of goal ever since their return to the top-flight in 2017.

But things have been particularly bad since Raul Jimenez suffered his awful injury against Arsenal in November 2020.

The Mexican was one of the top strikers in the Premier League before that incident, and Wolves have been hit hard by his struggles.

It is the biggest problem Julen Lopetegui needs to fix, and it is being reported that the new manager may bring in two new strikers in January.

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to Give Me Sport.

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He said: “I think a striker, maybe even two strikers are going to be the main priority for Lopetegui in the January transfer window.

“Wolves are bottom of the table and are the lowest scorers in the Premier League. It’s an area of the team that needs to be improved.”

Lopetegui could potentially make moves for Mariano Diaz of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid star Matheus Cunha.

Both players are struggling for minutes at their clubs, and Lopetegui knows their qualities having seen them up close. He’s actually worked with Mariano during his brief spell at the Bernabeu.

Julen Lopetegui signing two strikers for Wolves would cast doubt on Raul Jimenez’s future

It would be very interesting if Wolves brought in two strikers in January.

That would cast a bit of doubt on Raul Jimenez’s future.

The 31-year-old has really struggled in recent times with his form and fitness, and some fans have predicted he might be off next month to embark on a new chapter.

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There has been some talk about a possible return to Club America.

But upon his arrival, Lopetegui spoke about having Jimenez back so we shall see how things transpire.