Why Wolves should go all out to sign Alex Pritchard in January
Back in December 2018, a report from the Sun had claimed that Wolves were eyeing a move for Huddersfield Town’s Alex Pritchard in the January transfer window. But Huddersfield Town were reluctant to sell one of the star players in midst of the season, especially as they were battling against relegation.
The Terriers were eventually relegated from the Premier League, yet Alex Pritchard has stayed put at the club.
He was one of the rare bright sparks in an otherwise dismal campaign for Huddersfield in the top-flight, scoring two goals in 30 games. In the ongoing Championship campaign, he is yet to open his account.
As far as Wolves are concerned, they are yet to register a win in the new Premier League.
On the back of a four-game winless run, and a hugely disappointing defeat at Everton last time out, getting off the mark against Chelsea at the weekend would act as a bold statement from Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Nuno has a long season ahead of him following his team’s qualification to the Europa League group stages. But he doesn’t have a big enough squad to cope with the domestic competitions and the Europa League.
The Portuguese tactician may have added some players over the summer and should take a dip in the January transfer market as well to further strengthen his squad.
Wolves have found difficult to breach defences this season, lacking creativity most of the times in the final third. Joao Moutinho is one of the very few players in the current Wolves side who can split open defences but he is 33.
The Portuguese international now lacks the energy and agility to play week in and week out for his team.
Nuno should go for a player who can replace the vastly experienced Moutinho in the future. That’s when the signing of Alex Pritchard would make sense for the Wanderers.
A technically gifted player, Pritchard’s passing and creativity are his main assets. The diminutive playmaker is effective playing off the main striker as from that position it allows him to get more on the ball and create opportunities for his teammates or have a pop at goal.
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He can link play very well, while his pace, agility and ability to carry the ball would make him perfect for Nuno’s counter-attacking football at the Molineux.
The Essex-born attacker will undoubtedly bolster Nuno’s attacking options, whilst adding some much-needed depth to the squad.
Pritchard could be a fantastic addition to the Wolves ranks given his all-round qualities in the attack. Thus, Nuno must reignite his interest in the Huddersfield star during the January transfer window.