If Wolves are serious about promotion, Ross McCormack should be their first signing

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

Should Wolves go after Ross McCormack?

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Wolves this week confirmed their takeover by Chinese investors Fosun International, who immediately declared their intention to win promotion to the Premier League 'as soon as possible'.

Speaking to the club's official website, board member Jeff Shi said that money would be ploughed into the team to help them achieve that goal.

With the transfer window well underway and the start of the Championship season just three weeks off, time is running out to make a splash, and Wolves' best investment would be to sign a player who is proven in the division.

That is why a move for Fulham striker Ross McCormack should be high on their list of options.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

McCormack has been at Fulham for two seasons, and has performed well even though the team have not matched his expectations that he was joining a promotion challenging side.

Fulham would not sell him cheaply, but Wolves now have the funds to pull off such a transfer, and sign a striker capable of replacing the void left by Benik Afobe mid-season.

  TeamSeason AssistsGoals
Ross McCormack Fulham 2014-2015 9 17
Ross McCormack Fulham 2015-2016 9 21

Despite Fulham's struggles, McCormack has held up his end of the bargain over the past two seasons, providing 18 assists and scoring 38 league goals. 

At 29, he will know that time is running out to realise his dream of playing in the Premier League, and ambitious Wolves could convince him to join.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

Winning promotion will be tough for Wolves without a regular goalscorer, with the club already coming in at a disadvantage compared to teams like Aston Villa and Newcastle, with squads made up of players used to competing in the top flight, and backed well financially.

Bringing in McCormack will close the gap and give Wolves a fighting chance of going up. It may be expensive, but with the funds at their disposal it may be necessary, and worth it.

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