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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers in advanced talks to sign Sasa Kalajdzic

Wolves are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic.

According to journalist Florian Plettenburg, there is actually a verbal agreement in principle between the two clubs.

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Stuttgart are said to want around €25 million (£21 million). And Wanderers are said to be keen to wrap up the deal in the coming days.

Kalajdzic has been with the Bundesliga side since the summer of 2019 when he joined from Austrian outfit Admira Wacker.

To date, the star has scored 24 goals in 60 appearances for the club.

The 25-year-old is notorious for being a real handful for defenders. Standing at 6ft 7in tall, he is a physical player who is very effective in the air.

The Athletic say that Kalajdzic is one of a number of players Wolves are looking at before the closure of the summer window.

It’s been a tricky start to the new season for Wolves. The team have scored just one goal and taken just one point in the Premier League so far.

Thankfully, Raul Jimenez made his return from injury against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

But the Mexican will need competition going forwards – and Kalajdzic could be perfectly suited to the Premier League.

Sasa Kalajdzic could be a fine addition for Wolves

This is a fairly exciting transfer link.

Kalajdic has been attracting attention from Premier League clubs for some time now, and it’s clear he is a big threat. Literally.

Any balls into the box from the likes of Pedro Neto and Goncalo Guedes are likely to be won by Kalajdzic.

Interestingly though, Kalajdzic actually described himself as ‘something between a nine and a 10’ a couple of years ago (via bundesliga.com), suggesting he is capable of coming short and linking play.

He’s also drawn comparisons to the likes of Peter Crouch and former Germany striker Mario Gomez (bundesliga.com), who scored 110 goals in 230 games across two spells for Stuttgart, and 31 goals for the national team.

£21 million is quite a lot to pay for someone who is in the final year of their contract though. So hopefully Wolves are able to negotiate on that.