Date: 5th April 2018 at 4:24pm
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Wolves can show they mean business and that they have no intentions of dropping out of the Premier League by stealing a march on Southampton target Paco Alcacer from Barcelona and making him theirs.

The Mirror have reported that the Saints are keen on landing the former Valencia hitman but only if they can retain their position in the English top-flight – a feat that is looking increasingly unlikely.

But Wolves are a side on the way up and while Nuno Espirito Santo has a wealth of quality to choose from in the squad, the one position that is a slight cause for concern is that of the attack.

Leo Bonatini was an unused sub against Hull City in the 2-2 draw and now despite starting 28 games for the club this season, the Al Hilal loanee has failed to register in his last 19 outings.

While Wolves have an option to make the loan move permanent, considering the lengthy barren spell, they may now choose to look elsewhere.

Benik Afobe is unlikely to stamp his authority on the best defences in the top-flight so additions are necessary.

Alcacer moved to the La Liga giants in 2016 but has found opportunities hard to come by since his £30million switch, and according to the report is ready to move on.

Despite failing to cement a place for himself in the starting XI, the 24-year-old has still managed to register six times in 18 games and his pedigree speaks for itself.

The Molineux outfit don’t have a great deal of strength in the striking position and Alcacer would be a real signal of where the club want to go in the Premier League.

In other Wolves news, ‘Does not want to know’ Wolves fans rip into player in draw v Hull.

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