Wolves keen on signing 17-goal star

Oussama Idrissi

Wolves have had a topsy-turvy start to the new campaign.

They began their season with an impressive win over Sheffield United, but since then, they have lost three matches on the trot. 

They exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of Stoke and then went onto suffer defeats against both Manchester City and West Ham.

There is no embarrassment about losing to Pep Guardiola's men, but their loss against the Hammers was absolutely baffling.

Consider how much they've spent, and a 4-0 battering becomes even more worrying.

Buoyed by the addition of Nelson Semedo, he seemed to make little impact as Nuno Santo's men were swatted aside with absolute ease. 

After losing Diogo Jota too, things are in desperate need of getting better.

Nuno Santo

Nuno now has just a week to improve his squad before the window closes, but fortunately, they've got some targets lined up.

Wolves missed out on Gremio winger Pepe earlier in the summer, but they now have an alternative in mind.

According to El Desmarque (via Sport Witness), Wolves are one of a few teams interested in signing AZ Alkmaar flanker Oussama Idrissi. 

The Spanish publication claims that Sevilla and Napoli are also in the race to sign Idrissi, a player who could be available for around the €16m (£14.5m). 

The 24-year-old is one of Sevilla's favourite targets so it won't be straightforward if Wolves want to bring him to England.

Idrissi made it clear earlier this year that he wants to move abroad: "I have analyzed my season and that gives me even more ambition to take the next step," he said.

Oussama Idrissi

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

If Wolves are looking for a replacement for the recently departed Jota, then they'd find few more capable candidates than Idrissi.

Jota racked up 16 goals and six assists last term, a tally that is incredibly similar to Idrissi.

The Moroccan netted 17 times in all competitions, also producing ten assists for his teammates. He is a player that certainly knows where the net is, and judging by his stats, he's also more creative than the man they've just let go.

Blessed with incredible pace in a straight line, Idrissi is a particularly difficult player to deal with.

Just look at his dribbling ability. In 2019/20, he managed 3.4 successful dribbles a match. For context, Jota only registered a tally of 1.9 in the Premier League last season. 

Oussama Idrissi

Jota might be Premier League proven, but Idrissi has shown signs of being a more constant threat. Of course, he's coming from the Dutch top-flight, but Nuno knows what it takes to mould a player from a poorer division.

Just look at the way he improved Jota after he initially starred in the Championship. 

This would be a smart signing from Wolves if they can get it over the line before the window closes.

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