Why Wolves Should Make It A Priority To Sign Jordan Hugill In The Winter
Despite the form of Leo Bonatini and the wonderful array of back-up play coming from the likes of Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa and Diogo Jota, Wolves are reportedly looking to add another striker to their ranks in January to strengthen their options and perhaps just about guarantee their promotion.
Rather expectedly, Wolves now sit top of the pile having beaten west midlands rivals Aston Villa at the weekend, with their influx of cash having seen them rise from the dour nonentity that was Paul Lambert’s side last term to one which looks certain to be playing Premier League football next season.
As for their potential new striker, it’s a pleasure to read that they are chasing Jordan Hugill of Preston in a £12m deal, after he has been written about numerous times right here. The 25-year-old has hit 6 goals in 13 games this season in all competitions and I for one am not surprised one bit.
Although Preston North End have done incredibly well this season and currently sit 5th in the division, they are still more efficient than flashy and have scored just 15 goals in 12 games.
Hugill absolutely epitomises this efficiency with an average of just 1.8 shots per game this campaign, yet netting 6 times. Just imagine him playing in front of a combination of Cavaleiro, Jota, Costa and with support and further accurate passes coming from the likes of Ruben Neves, and you have a player who can score one goal a game.
His arrival at Molineux, should it happen, would be the final piece in Wolves’ title jigsaw for me and more importantly, would give Hugill his way into the Premier League, something which looks inevitable one way or the other.
Playing for Preston sides ranging from decent, to average, to downright bad, Hugill has scored 19 goals in 85 league games and has shown improvement with just about every month that has gone by. At just 25, his best years as a striker are probably still ahead of him and so his personal quality is there for all to see.
£12m sounds a lot, but Wolves have the cash right now and are willing to spend it. Even so, imagine he finishes the campaign with 20+ goals in this division and is sought by Premier League clubs, how much would he be worth on paper then?
If I were the key decision maker at Wolves, I would absolutely make this boy my first priority in January and get him straight into the side.