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Wolves should have signed striking cover to replace departed loanee Bonatini

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Wolves should have signed striking cover to replace departed loanee Bonatini

Wolves now look short of strikers after loaning Leo Bonatini to Nottingham Forest, and could live to regret letting him go without cover.

Wolves have allowed striker Leo Bonatini to join Championship play-off chasers Nottingham Forest, as reported by Sky Sports.

They report that Bonatini was seen as surplus to requirements at Molineux after Raul Jimenez has come in and taken on the striking mantle at the Old Gold this season.

But he is a proven performer at Championship level, after leading the line for Nuno Santo’s side during their swashbuckling promotion campaign last season.

Losing Bonatini leaves Jimenez as Wolves’ only out-and-out striking option for the remainder of the season, however, and they could come to regret letting him leave without cover lined up.

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Diogo Jota and Adama Traore have filled in up front alongside Jimenez at times this season, but they are not an ideal fit, prolific or entirely comfortable in that position.


The Sun reported in January that Wolves were keen on bringing Tammy Abraham to Molineux during the transfer window, and Santo may regret not getting striking cover for Bonatini if something happens to Jimenez.

Wolves can still push on and make their first season back in the Premier League a genuinely impressive one, and they remain in the FA Cup, but having no genuine cover means that losing Jimenez for any prolonged period of time would be a hammer blow to their hopes.


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