Wolverhampton Wanderers have been absolutely dazzling in the Championship so far this season under the tutelage of Nuno Espirito Santo. The Wolves are pretty much out of reach in their quest for the Premier League and it’s the gaffer only wants to strengthen the team so that they’re in the best shape possible when they play in the Premier League next season.
The Portuguese is expected to refrain from being complacent and with the signing of Rafa Mir from Valencia, he has made his intentions quite clear. He might not stop there. As per one of the latest reports by The Birmingham Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers are in hot pursuit to sign Bournemouth’s striker, Lewis Grabban.
Grabban was shipped out on loan to Sunderland in the summer by Eddie Howe to prove his mettle. However, owing to his decent run of form with the Black Cats, the Cherries are likely to cash in on him this month and apparently, a move to the Molineux Stadium seems to be on the cards for him. But will this be an astute move by the Wanderers?
Grabban has truckloads of experience of English football under his belt and this is arguably something that Espírito Santo must be eyeing. The Englishman has plied his trade with the likes of Crystal Palace, Millwall, Brentford, Norwich City, apart from Bournemouth of course, and has been a decent goal getter. Besides, he brings the wingers into the equation as he makes himself available inside the box more often than not.
Leo Bonatini has been the preferred striker for the Wolves so far and by signing someone like Grabban, Espírito Santo would be able to improve up the quality of his attacking arsenal and also inject the element of competitiveness for a place in the starting line-up. The Englishman possesses a strong physique, holds the ball well in the final third, and is a fairly accomplished finisher.
The 29-year-old, during his recently concluded loan spell, smashed 12 goals in 19 appearances and despite the struggles which Chris Coleman’s side have been encountering, he emerged as one of the better players. Although he might not be a ground-shattering signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, it has the ingredients to be a useful signing, to say the least.
Grabban would like to impress in the Premier League (where Wolves are likely to play next season) after failing to dazzle with Bournemouth when he had the chance. He is 29 and at the peak of his career, so perhaps he won’t get a better chance.