Confirmed: Wolverhampton Wanderers snap up Premier League striker


Wolverhampton Wanderers have finally added to their strikeforce with the arrival of Hull City forward Yannick Sagbo on loan.

Wolverhampton Wanderers coasted to the League One title last season under Kenny Jackett, returning to the Championship at the first time of asking after successive relegations. Now looking for a push back towards the Premier League, Wolves have made a great start to the season with 18 points from nine games - leaving them third in the table.

Sunday's 3-3 draw with Reading was a frustrating afternoon given that Wolves were leading with just seconds to play, only for Glenn Murray to score a stunning late equaliser. Murray's goalscoring ability is something that Wolves boss Jackett had been looking for in recent weeks, but had been unable to find.

Leigh Griffiths impressed for Wolves last season before moving back to Scotland with Celtic, whilst Kevin Doyle and Jake Cassidy have been loaned out to Crystal Palace and Notts County respectively, leaving Jackett to look to the loan market for attacking reinforcements.

Southampton's Emmanuel Mayuka was believed to be a top target, but Wolves have instead signed another out of favour Premier League striker on loan - Yannick Sagbo. The Ivorian has arrived on loan from Hull City until January having slipped down the pecking order at the KC Stadium, and manager Jackett was delighted to land the 26-year-old.

"I’m very pleased we’ve managed to bring Yannick in," said Jackett. "He made a good fist of the Premier League last year at Hull. Now they have gone in a different direction but we are really pleased to bring him here. He has a lot of power and a lot of ability and we believe he will link very well with our other forwards.

"He has a chance of being involved tomorrow. We were looking for someone who was ready to play now and he played for Hull last week in the cup against West Brom. We saw that game and he is fit and ready and a good addition for us," added the former Millwall boss.

Sagbo scored four goals in all competitions for Hull last season, who paid £1.5m to sign him from Evian last summer, where the former Monaco man hit 25 goals in 99 games. Wolves will be hoping that his goalscoring form in the Championship mirrors that of his time in France rather than in the Premier League as they look to Sagbo to score the goals to fire them to promotion this season.

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