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Are Wolves targeting a goalscoring version of Jimenez in Diagne?

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Are Wolves targeting a goalscoring version of Jimenez in Diagne?

Wolverhampton Wanderers appear to be targeting a goalscoring version of Raul Jimenez in Mbaye Diagne.

Nuno Espirito Santo wants to bolster his attacking options in January, after heading into the season with just two recognised strikers.

Jimenez came in on loan from Benfica and has started every game in the Premier League so far, and Leo Bonatini is currently his back up.

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They have recently been linked with a move for Divock Origi, who is out of favour at Liverpool.

But as recently reported by Fanatik, Nuno is ready to move for Diagne, who has been pulling up trees for Turkish Super Lig side Kasımpaşa.

Diagne a goalscoring Jimenez?

The Senegal international has only been with Kasımpaşa since January 2018, but has placed himself firmly in the shop window after an incredible start.


He’s already plundered 23 goals in 30 games, including 11 in 11 this season.

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The 27-year-old, once a transfer target of Leeds United according to Turkish-Football, has proven himself to be a real handful.

Standing at 6ft 3ins tall, he uses his physicality to bully defenders, similar to the way Jimenez does in the Premier League.

Jimenez may have three goals to his name this term, but one came from the penalty spot against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, and his record at Benfica of 18 goals in 80 league games is not sparkling.

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He’s a great player who makes things happen, but he is not a natural goalscorer.

It appears that Diagne is very much that, but can also do some of the things Jimenez can in terms of holding the ball up and being aggressive.

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