If Tom Bradshaw moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers it would make sense for so many reasons.
According to the Mirror, Kenny Jackett's team are at the front of the queue, and it doesn't take Hecule Poirot to work out why.
Wolves' Molineux home is situated a mere 13 miles from Walsall's Bescot Stadium, for one, while the last striker acquired by Jackett following a spell in League One was sold on for eight figures.
Their need for a striker is evident. They've drawn the last three home fixtures without scoring, while the loss of Benik Afobe, Bakary Sako and Nouha Dicko (albeit to injury, not the Premier League) has contributed to a collective goal tally that is 22 down on last season's.
Bradshaw, who's scored 38 goals in 79 Saddlers appearances, seems like the obvious solution to Wolves' goalscoring woes. But is he?
Let me explain.
The concern would not be with Bradshaw, but with Wolves themselves. If Adam Le Fondre - a striker whose record at this level is roughly one goal every three matches, with many of his appearances coming from the bench - can go 15 matches without scoring, does the problem not lie elsewhere?
Appearances by Wolves strikers since their last goal for the club: Sigurdarson - 29, Le Fondre - 15, Mason - 10. Total = 54.— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) 11 April 2016
The stats appear to support this. Since Afobe flew the nest in January, Wolves have mustered fewer scoring attempts than all but one of the club's linked with Bradshaw in the Sun's report (Birmingham).
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They are also some way behind Reading and Cardiff in their completion of final third passes and accurate crosses - upon which Bradshaw thrives.
He'd be wasted in this team.
With Michal Zyro potentially out for more than a year, and Jordan Graham set to miss at least half of next season, finding the players to address the above shortcomings is arguably more pressing than anything else
Should they succeed, there's little doubt that Bradshaw would be a good addition. If not, well Reading are desperate for someone to finish off their good work.