Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t made too many mistakes in the transfer market recently, reflected by their eight-point lead at the top of the Championship table.
Ruben Neves, Diego Jota, Willy Boly and Leo Bonatini have all been huge hits at Molineux – but it does not appear that they will be joined by one of the most prolific strikers in Eastern Europe right now.
This report has emerged just a month after Jutarnji stated that Wolves were set to go head-to-head with Midland rivals Aston Villa for the signature of Krmencik – who would reportedly have cost a bargain £2.7 million.
Such a fee looks a snip when you consider that the 24-year-old has scored 11 times in 14 league games for Plzen this season – 16 in 20 in all competitions.
Krmencik’s signing would have been a risk for Aston Villa, with Financial Fair Play restrictions meaning they will be limited in their spending during January. A striker with a proven track record in the Championship, such as Leo Ulloa or Nahki Wells, looks a more sensible way to spend a reduced transfer budget.
For a Wolves side funded by ambitious Chinese investors, however, £2.7 million is merely pocket change. And while the league leaders seemingly no closer to bring an alternative striker to Molineux, Krmencik looks to have slipped through their grasp.