Why Wolves should attempt to sign Patrick Bamford

Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford (L) in action with Brentford's Jake Bidwell

Wolverhampton Wanderers need more fire-power in attack if they are to challenge for promotion this season.

Walter ZengaNew Wolves boss Walter Zenga

Wolves appointed Walter Zenga as their new manager on Saturday, as the changes at the club begin to gain momentum following the much publicised takeover from Chinese investment group Fosun International earlier this month.

Expectation levels have increased at Molineux following talk of ambitious plans at the club, and if they are to have any chance of being in the promotion mix come May, they must ensure they have enough attacking options to cope with the long and physically demanding season ahead of them.

Chelsea's Patrick Bamford would be an ideal acquisition for the midlands club, and BETVICTOR have them as 6/1 third favourites in the race for the 22-year-old's signature.

Norwich City's Patrick BamfordPatrick Bamford during his time at Norwich City

The men from the Black Country were consistent if not spectacular during last season's Championship campaign, and their failure to finish higher than 14th position was in no small part down to their lack of goals.

Wolves managed to find the back of the net just 53 times in 46 league outings last term and they must bring in a striker who is an experienced goal-scorer at Championship level.

Bamford has been farmed out on multiple loan spells away from parent club Chelsea, including time at Derby County and Middlesbrough.

Patrick Bamford celebrates after scoring the first goal for MiddlesbroughPatrick Bamford celebrates after scoring for Middlesbrough

In 96 league games for MK Dons, Derby and Boro respectively, he scored 43 goals. He is an accomplished finisher, and very comfortable in possession, which in turn enables him to be a fantastic outlet for his defence when they are under pressure from the opposition.

Bamford would give Wolves an immediate injection of pace and Championship nous, which they are so desperately short of in forward areas.

Although Celtic are the bookies' favourites to sign Bamford (BETVICTOR), Wolves should attempt to bring the 22-year-old to the club, and with their new financial muscle following the recent takeover it would be a signing well within their means.

Norwich's Patrick BamfordPatrick Bamford

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