Wolves are contemplating a move for free agent Nathan Delfouneso, after his recent release from bitter Midlands rivals Aston Villa.

The 23-year-old striker - who only scored two goals for The Villains in a six-year stint with the club - is attracting interest from a host of Championship clubs, with Wolves among the front-runners, according to The Express & Star.

The Molineux club would be keen to take a gamble on Delfouneso to provide competition for the likes of Nouha Dicko and Leon Clarke, and he would certainly be considered a low-risk option due to his free agent status.


Manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed he is assessing a crop of strikers as potential new recruits, with the former Villa man a viable option.

Delfouneso was released from Villa at the end of last season, after a string of loan spells that limited his appearance record with them to a mere 29 games over six seasons.

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And even in those various loan deals, the Birmingham-born forward still only amassed a paltry nine goals in 91 appearances.

Yet Wolves - a team that plundered almost 100 goals in a League 1 title-winning season last year - are considering offering a lifeline to a fledgling career on life support.

Wolves are in the process of clearing out much of the dead wood that was part of the doomed double-relegation squad of 2011-2013, and could look to a player who was hailed as a prodigy when he first burst onto the England youth scene.


Though that early promise has largely failed to materialise thus far, it is worth noting Delfouneso's proven track record playing for the national team at every level up to U21s, for whom he scored on his debut against Greece in 2010.

And where better for him to finally unleash his talent than at a club with vacancies for strikers and a healthy supply line including the likes of Bakary Sako and James Henry.

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