In January it was reported that Wolverhampton Wanderers were keen on bringing Nelson Oliveira to Molineux. The Portugal star, who had also been linked in the summer, was reportedly a target to join the Portuguese revolution at Wolves. An £8 million fee was mooted for a player who had impressed at Championship level with both Nottingham Forest and Norwich City.
In the end, he remained at Norwich and in February even bagged a goal against Wolves to secure a 2-2 draw with the champions-elect.
Wolves ended up winning the league and Oliveira is still at Norwich, But whilst the Canaries ride high, second in the Championship, the mercurial frontman has had to watch from the sidelines.
He has fallen short of Daniel Farke’s hard-working motto. He has not played a single game for the Norfolk club this season. In fact, he has not even been involved in a first-team squad.
“In general, he (Oliveira) knows that he’s on a pretty horrible run.
“I will always support and back him but I have to have the feeling that he gives everything for the team and is hungry to run and work in training.”
Simply put, he does not fit into Farke’s style of play and has paid the price.
So should Wolves consider a move?
Oliveira would certainly not command a fee of £8 million anymore. He would also jump at the chance to work under and around so many countrymen at Molineux.
Wolves currently have just Raul Jimenez and Leo Bonatini as out-and-out central striking options. Oliveira could certainly add depth to that position. In the right setting he could even become a cult hero. At the right price, it is certainly an option Wolves should consider.