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Why Jhon Cordoba could be a good signing for Wolves

According to German outlet Express (h/t Liverpool Echo) Wolves are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in securing the services of Colombian striker Jhon Cordoba, who currently plies his trade with Cologne in the German Bundesliga.

Sheffield United, Leeds United and Everton have also been mentioned as potential suitors for the 27-year-old, who has drawn comparisons with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. (Express h/t Liverpool Echo)

As per the source, Cordoba is reluctant to extend his current contract with Cologne that expires in the summer of 2021, with the Bundesliga outfit potentially looking to raise a fee of £18million from his sale.


Born in Istmina, Colombia, Jhon Cordoba started his professional career with Envigado in his homeland and had brief stints at Mexican clubs Chiapas, Queretaro and Dorados before joining Spanish club Espanyol on loan back in 2013.

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Jhon Cordoba has been linked with a cluster of Premier League clubs this summer (Getty Images)

The 27-year-old eventually went on to feature for Granada in the La Liga and Mainz in the Bundesliga, managing decent returns at both clubs. He then earned a move to Cologne back in 2017. Cordoba failed to find the net in 18 top-flight outings during the 2017-18 campaign as Cologne were relegated to the German second-tier.

The Colombian, though, was instrumental as Cologne secured immediate promotion back to the Bundesliga, scoring 20 goals in 31 league appearances during the 2018-19 season. Cordoba followed up his heroics in the 2.Bundesliga with a 13-goal haul in the top-flight last term, guiding his club to a 14th-place finish.

Wolves’ current attacking scenario

Raul Jimenez has surpassed all expectations as the spearhead of Wolves’ attack over the past couple of the seasons. The Mexican’s successful effort from the spot in the 1-0 win over Olympiacos in the second leg of the last-16 Europa League tie was his 27th goal in all competitions this season.

Diogo Jota (16 goals, 6 assists) and Adama Traore (6 goals, 12 assists) have been the other major goal contributors for Nuno Santo’s brigade during the 2019-20 season.

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Cordoba netted 13 Bundesliga goals for newly-promoted Cologne last season (Getty Images)

However, it’s worth noting that Wolves have relied way too heavily on Jimenez to deliver the goods week in, week out. This means that the Midlands outfit need to bring in a back-up centre-forward to reduce the workload on the Mexican.

Patrick Cutrone was roped in from AC Milan to provide Jimenez with some quality cover and competition but the Italian was loaned out to Fiorentina after struggling to adjust to the demands of playing in the Premier League.

Suffice to say, Wolves need to add more depth to their striking cavalry. Jhon Cordoba seems like a good option following a campaign of resounding success in Germany. 

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Wolves are on the lookout for an understudy to Jimenez (Getty Images)

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Standing at 6ft 2in, Jhon Cordoba seems to have the physicality to cope with the gruelling nature of the Premier League. Plus, his exploits in the Bundesliga last season clearly suggest that the Colombian could be a reliable understudy to Raul Jimenez at Wolves. At 27, the Cologne star still has his best years ahead of him.