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BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Blackburn Rovers' Ben Brereton Diaz during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United at Ewood Park on November 6, 2021 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wolves transfer news: Wanderers in the running to sign Ben Brereton Diaz

Wolves have been linked with a move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz.

According to a report from TEAMtalk, the Championship outfit are looking to cash in on him this summer.

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The 23-year-old is on the market after a really fruitful campaign in 2021/22 that saw him score 22 goals in the league – the best return of his career.

That haul saw the star finish joint-third in the top goalscorers chart.

Brereton Diaz’s season has obviously not gone unnoticed, with several clubs now on his tail.

As well as Wolves, TEAMtalk say there is also interest from Leeds United, Brighton, Southampton and Nottingham Forest.

And it doesn’t stop there. Some teams from Spain are also mentioned, with Sevilla and Almeria both keen.

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Wolves are expected to go out and sign a new striker this summer.

Recently Sky reporter and Wolves fan Johnny Phillips recently said that the club would be looking to have a new spine for 2021/22. That would suggest a new centre-forward is on the agenda.

Raul Jimenez struggled in 2021/22, as was perhaps to be expected after his injury. And Fabio Silva, while showing signs of development, is still very raw.

Without doubt there is a need for someone to come in and shake things up.

Wolves signing Brereton Diaz would be a risk

Wolves need to sign a proven goalscorer this summer.

Yes, Brereton Diaz has just had a fantastic season with Blackburn.

But his overall record for the club is 31 goals in 127 appearances, which is nothing to shout home about particularly.

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Blackburn Rovers’ Ben Brereton Diaz during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United at Ewood Park on November 6, 2021 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wolves came up way short in 2021/22 when it came to goalscoring and being ruthless in the final third.

Brereton Diaz might just be too much of a risk coming up from the Championship.

Really, Wanderers ought to be look at someone who’s been banging them in in a top-five league. And preferably someone who can both score goals and link play, as Jimenez did so brilliantly prior to his injury.

Wolves also have to think about the fact Brereton Diaz is a Chile international. That means there is potential for him to do a lot of traveling during international breaks, just like Jimenez.