Gary O’Neil now told to make ‘smart’ Wolves move for ‘magic’ Premier League striker

Now, Gary O’Neil has been instructed to aim for a summer transfer window move for one Premier League striker.

Wolves tried hard to buy a striker in January, but Gary O’Neil was forced to make do with what he already possessed, thus their efforts were fruitless.

That hasn’t turned out to be the worst possible result, as the Molineux team is currently vying for a European spot after winning four of their previous five games, including a 1-0 triumph against Brighton to advance to the FA Cup quarterfinals.

Star striker Matheus Cunha, who is back on grass after suffering a “significant” hamstring injury, was not there for O’Neil’s team during that victory.

Sadly, Hwang Hee-Chan, a fellow forward, was hurt against the Seagulls and hasn’t played the same since returning from South Korea’s Asia Cup duty.

It’s obvious that Wolves needs to sign a new striker during the summer transfer window, and reporter Liam Keen believes it would be “smart” for the team to chase Elijah Adebayo of Luton Town.

Wolves told to make ‘smart’ move for Elijah Adebayo

Adebayo, who has scored nine goals in 23 games—seven of which have come in his last nine—is having a successful debut season in the Premier League.

Although the 26-year-old is among the division’s most productive attackers and has been instrumental in the Hatters’ struggle to survive, relegation remains a real possibility.

With a game remaining, Rob Edwards’ team is only four points from safety and could return to the Championship right away.

On the E&S Wolves Podcast, Keen was asked if the Wolves should try to sign Adebayo now that their premier league status was in jeopardy. He said, “I love this question because as you know Elijah Adebayo is my guy.” When he was at Walsall, I covered his rise, decline and move to Luton. He was a kind boy and a talented footballer.

“It’s not the easiest deal to do, but I think it would be a smart one. The type of player he is would suit what Wolves want to do, but I think Luton would try to keep hold of him and want a decent fee.”

Adebayo would be a good signing

O’Neil wants his striker to have amazing athleticism, aerial skill, and a willingness to run in behind in the system that Wolves play.

Adebayo has forged a solid alliance with Carlton Morris at Luton by combining those qualities with his lethal finishing touch.

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There were doubts about Luton’s attackers’ ability to adjust after they were promoted, but Adebayo has demonstrated via consistent “magic” that he belongs in the top division.

He is among the top 6% of Premier League strikers for non-penalty goals and the top 8% for the proportion of aerials won, as shown by FBref.

Since Wolves probably won’t have a large budget to spend during this window, they might profit if Luton drops by acquiring the striker, who was born in London, for a discount.

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