This week’s question put to the writers – which player would you realistically like Wolves to sign?
Tom Tracey – @tomtracey12
With only two strikers currently available with first team experience in Dicko and Afobe, Adam Le Fondre would be the perfect third man to bolster our strikeforce. A good goals-to-games ratio across the Football League and in his one season in the Premier League, he is an unwanted man at Cardiff and has said in an interview this week that he wants to move to a more northern club. We could fit in with his personal criteria and he certainly could fit in with ours as he is made available for loan or permanent transfer.
Ross Watson – @rossowenwatson
I would make Derby’s Johnny Russell Wolves’ top transfer target this summer. Russell was the architect of Wolves’ 5-0 downfall at the iPro during our ‘Nightmare November’ last term, single handedly ripping apart a lacklustre Wolves side that day.
Of course, Russell would act as a direct replacement for Sako, and given the amount of wage budget we have freed up, capturing Russell wouldn’t be entirely out of our reach; that said, would Derby let him go to a promotion rival?
Losing our beloved Bakary was always going to be difficult given the wealth of goals, assists and general entertainment he supplied, though Derby’s Russell could provide the answer. 8 goals and 8 assists during last season are certainly stats not to be sniffed at.
Russell’s versatility would also be a key asset for Kenny Jackett, given the player’s ability to occupy anywhere across an attacking three, as well as up front.
Dan Sheriff – @D_J_S1988
We desperately need to replace Sako, otherwise the team will end up moving backwards. One player who I believe could do a job, and we could realistically sign is Sean Scannell from Huddersfield.
Scannell has consistently proven himself at Huddersfield and it is about time that he is given the opportunity to take that next step in his career. The former Crystal Palace player can work out on the left but likes to drift inside and display their technical ability, in a similar vein to our departed hero.
Richard Hobbs – @richardhobbs6
With lots of talk of Wolves looking for a attacking player to fill Sako’s void or compete with Afobe and Dicko, I think the defence is getting slightly overlooked as an area to improve upon.
I’d quite like to see Wolves go in for Zeki Fryers, whose career has stalled somewhat. A Manchester United academy graduate, he failed to make the grade at Spurs or Crystal Palace. Still only 23, he has time on his side but does need to start playing regular football to help his development. His ability to play across the back four would make him a good replacement for Sam Ricketts.