Should Wolves target Rickie Lambert in wake of failed Chris Martin bid?

West Brom's Rickie Lambert and Darren Fletcher

Wolverhampton Wanderers are still on the look-out for a new striker, and West Bromwich Albion's Rickie Lambert could be the ideal signing.

Walter ZengaWalter Zenga wants to add a striker to his Wolves squad

According to Sky Sports, Wolves had a £5 million bid for Derby County striker Chris Martin rejected yesterday.

New boss Walter Zenga has made his intentions to add more fire-power to his squad clear, but may have to look at alternatives to Martin, with the Rams keen to keep hold of their striker.

West Bromwich Albion hitman Rickie Lambert would be a fantastic option for the Molineux outfit.

West Brom's Rickie LambertWest Brom's Rickie Lambert

The 34-year-old has a wealth of experience, along with the mentality and physical attributes required to deal with the robust nature of Championship football.

He has ability to play as a lone striker through the middle, and can act as a focal point from which his side can build attacks.

Wolves need an added level of potency in their attacking play, highlighted by their record of just 53 goals in 46 league outings last term, and Lambert could be the man to give them exactly that, having scored 237 goals in his senior competitive career.

Rickie Lambert for EnglandRickie Lambert has 11 caps for England

The former Liverpool and Southampton striker has failed to fully establish himself as a regular starter with the Baggies since his £3 million move to the Hawthorns last summer, and managed only five Premier League starts for the club last term.

Whether West Brom would be prepared to sell Lambert is up for debate, and they would surely want to bring another forward into the club before they allow anyone to leave.

Since Lambert's move to Southampton in 2009 he has scored 109 goals in 251 league outings, and with his Championship know-how, he could prove to be a fantastic asset for Wolves, should any kind of a move come to fruition.

West Brom's Rickie Lambert shoots at goal as Norwich's Ryan Bennett looks onWest Brom's Rickie Lambert shoots at goal

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