Wolves transfer news: Wolves interested in AS Roma striker Eldor Shomurodov

Wolves are being linked with a move for AS Roma striker and Uzbekistan national team captain Eldor Shomurodov.

That is according to Gianluca Di Marzio via his official website, who says that Bologna are also trying to sign him, with a meeting taking place tomorrow.

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But Wolves are supposedly showing interest, as are Italian outfit Torino.

Of course at the moment, Wanderers are without a recognised centre-forward.

Raul Jimenez will be missing for several weeks as he recovers from an MCL injury, while Fabio Silva has been loaned out to Anderlecht.

Patrick Cutrone and Leo Bonatini are still Wolves players, but are not thought to be in the thoughts of Bruno Lage.

A loan deal with option to buy Shomurodov is being mooted, but Roma are apparently keen for it to be an obligation.

It is stated that Shomurodov is seeking a fresh start having struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho.

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The 27-year-old signed for the club in the summer of 2021, and made 40 appearances in his first season. Most of those were as a substitute though. He scored five goals and made six assists.

According to Roma’s official website, Shomurodov cites Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba as his role models.

There won’t be too many Wolves fans getting particularly excited about the club potentially moving for Shomurodov.

The star does fit with what Lage is looking for in that he is a tall centre-forward (6ft 3in) capable of winning those aerial duels.

But he has never been prolific. He scored 18 in 81 for Rostov, 14 in 58 for Bunyodkor Tashkent and eight in 32 for Genoa.

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He has fared a little better at international level though, scoring 30 in 56 for Uzbekistan.

With Wolves having no strikers at the moment, it just feels as though the club should be trying to bring in someone with a bit more profile and a bit more prowess.

Shomurodov might be someone of interest to Lage. But it feels like it would be a big risk.