Wolves failed to seek out the again of the online as soon as once more on the weekend as they suffered a 3-0 defeat in opposition to Chelsea, with their return of three targets within the opening 9 Premier League video games seeing them deservedly occupy a relegation place.
Bruno Lage, who was sacked final weekend after a 2-0 defeat to West Ham, spent a lot of the summer season searching for one other striker to compete with Raul Jimenez, who completed because the Outdated Gold’s high scorer within the high flight final season with simply six targets.
Sasa Kalajdzic was introduced in however injured his ACL on his debut, whereas fellow attacker Goncalo Guedes has flattered to deceive since his summer season transfer from Valencia, with no targets and only one help up to now.
This pressured the Portuguese supervisor’s hand, with Diego Costa arriving on a free switch, however his first begin in opposition to Chelsea noticed him have simply ten touches and full 4 passes in opposition to his outdated aspect, which means that he might be a great distance from the striker who terrorised defences in his final spell in England.
In the meantime, Lage made the choice to mortgage out two younger strikers in Fabio Silva and Leanardo Campana, and the latter’s spectacular type within the MLS means that he might have been a menace within the high flight.
Ought to Wolves have loaned out Campana?
The Ecuador worldwide is but to make a senior look for Wolves, having joined the membership in January 2020, however has discovered his ft on mortgage with Inter Miami this yr.
In 28 appearances for Phil Neville’s aspect, the 22-year-old has contributed 13 targets and one help, which means that he is usually a menace in entrance of aim, and could be one for Wolves’ new supervisor to contemplate when he returns to the membership within the new yr.
Neville was filled with reward for the teenager earlier this yr, saying:
“I watched him play for Ecuador within the under-20 World Cup and you may see there’s a participant there. You possibly can see by the scale of him, the sheer physicality of him, he’s received all the things you want in old style centre-forward.”
Contemplating Silva had struggled with the physicality of the Premier League, it’s stunning that he was afforded so many alternatives by Lage when Campana might have been a greater choice.
Given Wolves’ goalscoring woes, it appears as if the previous supervisor made one other large mistake in loaning out Campana, as he might have been participant to have of their present predicament.