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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers now eyeing Ben Yedder

Wolves are reportedly now considering a transfer swoop for Wissam Ben Yedder.

According to French outlet Media Foot, Wanderers are one of two clubs tracking him very closely – the other being Manchester United.

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Many Wolves fans are itching to see the signing of a new striker at Molineux.

Last term, the club really struggled in the final third, with Raul Jimenez trying to find form again after his skull fracture, and youngster Fabio Silva still very much developing.

The Telegraph reported in April that Wanderers would be prioritising a new centre-forward this summer, with Goncalo Guedes a possible target.

As of yet though there have been no approaches for Guedes or anyone else.

Wanderers are said to now be considering a move for Ben Yedder, who enjoyed a great season with AS Monaco in 2021/22.

He made 52 appearances across all competitions, and scored a very impressive 32 goals – with 25 of those coming in Ligue 1. That tally placed him second in the top scorers chart at the end of the season behind Kylian Mbappe (28).

According to BBC Sport, he was actually more clinical than Mbappe though, having a higher goal conversion rate. (42% to 23%).

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Ben Yedder has actually had a very fruitful stint with Monaco.

Since joining them in 2019, he has scored 73 goals and made 25 assists in 124 games.

During his three years at Sevilla, he scored 70 and made 22 assists in 138 games.

And at Toulouse, he scored 74 goals and made 22 assists in 171 games.

Ben Yedder’s numbers are hugely impressive, as Wolves reportedly show interest

Ben Yedder does not particularly fit with Wolves’ transfer policy, being 31 years old.

It will be interesting to see if the club do make a move for him.

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His numbers are undoubtedly very impressive.

He has scored goals regularly wherever he has been, and 2021/22 was the best season of his career to date. He was actually named in the UNFP Team of the Season (L’Equipe) after his impressive exploits.

Wolves need a goalscorer. And Ben Yedder is that and then some, as evidenced by the number of assists he’s also made.

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