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Wolves battling Arsenal and others for ‘phenomenal’ 17-goal striker



Wolves are reportedly in the picture to sign Union Saint-Gilloise striker Mohamed Amoura, with the January transfer window now just days away.


Gary O’Neil is preparing to oversee his first full window as Wolves manager, and is understood to want to sign a new centre-forward above all else.


O’Neil is a huge fan of Matheus Cunha, but is keen to get him into more of a free role.

Hwang Hee-chan has also been playing through the middle this season and has enjoyed a goal-laden campaign, but O’Neil wants a more natural striker.


There have been a few players linked in recent weeks, such as Rafiu Durosinmi, Jonathan Rowe and Serhou Guirassy.


But now, a new name has come to the fore…


Wolves interested in potential deal for Union Saint-Gilloise striker Mohamed Amoura







According to La Gazette du Fennec, Wolves are in the picture to sign Mohamed Amoura, who plays for Union Saint-Gilloise over in Belgium.


He is described by the publication as having been ‘phenomenal’ so far this season, both domestically and in Europe.


So far, Amoura has scored 17 goals in 25 games across all competitions, with 13 of those coming in the league.


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Apparently, Wolves are keen, but there is also interest from current Premier League leaders Arsenal, as well as Brighton and Manchester United.


Brighton’s interest is potentially significant,

because their owner Tony Bloom also happens to be Union SG’s largest shareholder.


There are plenty of other clubs from across Europe looking at Amoura, including Marseille, Lyon, AC Milan, and Borussia Dortmund.


A potential gem?

Amoura has actually only been with Union SG since the summer,

but he has hit the ground running very quickly and seems to have a lot of interest in him already.


Total Football Analysis ran a feature on Amoura not so long ago,

and it looks as though the Algeria international may well suit what O’Neil is after.


He ‘tends to stay higher up the pitch, with his pace and 1v1 ability a weapon in quick transitional moments’.

Quite possibly, this would make him a good complement to Cunha, who could play off him, with Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto on the wings.


Amoura is also said to have ‘excellent’ off-the-ball movement, which suggests him as being someone who can get into the right positions to score goals.


It sounds like Wolves will have their work cut out to sign him, given the apparent level of interest,

but maybe Amoura will fancy linking up with his international teammate Rayan Ait-Nouri at Molineux.


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