Wolves need superb strikers like Haaland and Mitrovic

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Wolves manager Bruno Lage believes his side are in need of one more striker in order to complete his team.

The Molineux club are starting Raul Jimenez in their Super Sunday clash with Newcastle, but the Mexican striker is only coming back from a pre-season injury. 

Sky Sports News revealed earlier today that Wolves have seen a £12.7m bid rejected for Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic.

“We can’t start the Premier League with just one striker and we’ve started it with one striker,” he told Sky Sports. “That is the big lesson that we took from the previous season and we want to create the squad we want.

“We can’t just have a team 11 players we have to have a big squad for competition between the positions. When something happens like Raul [Jimenez getting injured] in pre-season, we did a fantastic job but a winger coming inside is not a striker.

“If you look at the other teams yesterday, [Aleksandr] Mitrovic has already four goals and [Erling] Haaland got a big hat-trick, we need that kind of means. Raul is a big player but we need one more solution to score goals.”