Are Wolves right to target Nicolai Jorgensen over Eredivisie rival Jurgen Locadia?

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach shouts instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Bristol City at Molineux on September 12,...

Wolves were close to signing Locadia for £10 million in the summer - but the PSV frontman has been replaced by Feyenoord's Jorgensen as the no 1 target.

Juergen Locadia of Eindhoven welcomes the fans prior to the friendly match between FC Eindhoven and PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadium on July 26, 2016 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Less than a month after PSV performed a dramatic U-turn on Jurgen Locadia’s £10 million deadline day move to Wolves, per the Express and Star, the in-form attacker blitzed four goals in a 7-1 away win at FC Utrecht.

Overall, Locadia has nine goals in 11 Eredivisie appearances for PSV in 2017/18 – level with Mexican international team-mate Hirving Lozano in the race for the Golden Boot. The 24-year-old is on track to comfortably smash his career best tally from back in 2013/14.

And, intriguingly, Locadia has seven Eredivisie goals more than the latest Dutch-based attacker on Wolves’ radar.

PSV Eindhoven's forward Jurgen Locadia (R) evades Atletico Madrid's defender Juanfran during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between PSV Eindhoven and...

The Mirror (November 15th, page 48) reports that the Black Country giants are plotting a January move for Feyenoord targetman Nicolai Jorgensen.

With just two goals for the Rotterdam side, whose title defence already looks to be over, Jorgensen has flattered to deceive this season. On the basis of 2017/18 alone, then, Wolves fans may be wondering why they are targeting an out-of-form frontman rather than a red-hot attacker in the form of his life.

On closer inspection, however, Jorgensen may actually be a more astute investment for Wolves than Locadia. The Danish international is a typical targetman who excels inside the penalty area while getting the best out of his more technically gifted team-mates.

Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv...

And Jorgensen’s goal tally from last season should not be overlooked. He scored 21 goals, plus 11 assists, to inspire Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title since 1999. On paper, Jorgensen would provide an alternative to Leo Bonatini, the only natural striker on Wolves’ books.

Locadia, meanwhile, is one of those modern-day half-winger, half-striker types. Usually stationed on the left, he is adept at cutting inside and firing potshots at goal. Wolves, however, aren’t short of wingers with Diogo Jota, Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa all fighting for a place, not to mention the highly-rated Michael Zyro.

In short, Wolves are in far greater need for a player of Jorgensen’s ilk.

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