Wolves tipped to swoop for £30m rated Ligue 1 striker after West Ham snub

Wolves could swoop in to sign a striker from Ligue 1 after West Ham United reportedly passed up on the opportunity.

With the January transfer window still open, there is still plenty of time for Wolverhampton Wanderers to push a deal over the line. Recently, they have been heavily linked with a move for PSG forward Hugo Ekitike, after West Ham United turned down an opportunity to bring the 21-year-old to the London Stadium.

Wolves are not the only club who have a sustained interest in Ekitike's services, however. Last week, it was reported by RMC Sport that Brentford had submitted an offer for the player - there has been nothing new regarding this claim in the days since, though. L'Equipe reports that Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt have an interest in the player and have also put forth a transfer bid, but like with Brentford, there has been no news following this initial development.

What would Hugo Ekitike bring to Wolves?

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For all of Matheus Cunha's talents, there are certain missing elements from his game that Ekitike has in spades. He is both taller and stronger than Cunha at 6ft 2, making him an effective aerial presence - in turn, this will broaden Wolves' options when it comes to breaking teams down.

Do not let his size fool you - he is very technically adept, as well as being physically capable. His large frame, coupled with his ability on the ball, allows him to hold up play and create chances for his attacking teammates - something that the likes of Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto will find very enticing.

It must be stressed that Ekitike is still very young for a Premier League striker. He will need time to adapt and learn what works in England's top division - Wolves fans should not expect instant results from this young man, but the sky is the limit in terms of his potential as a footballer.

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