Neil Emblen's huge comparison should excite Wolves fans

Leo Bonatini of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Andrews on December 4, 2017 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers have performed to incredibly high levels this season.

Leo Bonatini of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12,...

Ex-Wolves player Neil Emblen compared Leo Bonatini with club legend Steve Bull on Twitter yesterday, labelling the Brazilian as the closest thing he has seen to the club's all-time greatest player.

The 23-year-old joined the Black Country outfit on a season long loan from Al-Hilal in the summer, and has gone on to score 12 goals in 20 Championship outings for Nuno Espirito Santo's men.

He has also chipped in with five assists, and has been a major contributing factor behind his side's impressive campaign thus far.

Leo Bonatini of Wolverhampton Wanderers is tackled by Bailey Wright during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12, 2017 in...

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Wolves sit comfortably at the top of the Championship table, four points clear of second placed Cardiff City, and are most fans' and pundits' favourites to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

And Emblen put down his former club's superb season to the heroics of Bonatini.

26 Oct 1996:  Steve Bull of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates his goal during a Nationwide League Division One match against Manchester City at Maine Road in Manchester, England....

The 46-year-old took to Twitter to lavish praise on the Brazilian, comparing him to Wolves' greatest ever player:

Next up for Wolves is a home game against Sunderland in the Championship on Sunday, and it would take a brave man to bet against Bonatini adding to his already impressive goal tally.

He still has a long way to go catch Steve Bull's club record of 306 goals though!

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