Why Wolverhampton Wanderers need to make a move for Tom Bradshaw

Preston North End and Reading are both tracking Walsall striker Tom Bradshaw, according to reports.

Wolverhampton Wanderers need to be rivalling Preston North End and Reading in the race for Walsall striker Tom Bradshaw.

Preston and Reading are both said to be making £750,000 bids for the 23-year-old in the Daily Mail, and if Wolves do not at least match their Championship rivals' impending bids it is hard to feel they are not missing a trick.

Following the departure of Benik Afobe, Wolves have money to spend and for less than an eighth of the price they sold the 22-year-old for, they could have a ready-made replacement.

Bradshaw has been in wonderful scoring form in League One over the last two seasons, scoring 34 times in his last 66 matches.

He looks capable of making the step up to the Championship and the transfer looks perfect for both player and club.

Wolves have tried to give young, talented players opportunities in recent times and Bradshaw fits that criteria.

It is always hard to predict whether a young player will be capable of making the step up the leagues, but Bradshaw has the attributes to make a success of his time in the Championship.

He is a clinical finisher, with intelligent movement, and those two qualities will cause defences at any level problems.

A move from Walsall to Wolves would not require him to relocate, and the pressure on him would not be too vast.

Bradshaw could effectively be given six months to settle in at Molineux, with Wolves’ chances of being promoted this season already looking very slim.

Bradshaw’s transfer to Wolves could present Kenny Jackett’s side with a big reward, and for such little risk as £750,000, it would be baffling if they did not make an attempt to sign the front man this month.

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