Wolves have reportedly made an offer for Bristol City striker Matt Smith, who is a fan favourite at the club.
The offer is likely to be rejected initially, but it remains to be seen if Wolves will pursue with their interest. Manager Kenny Jackett promised big changes to the squad in the summer after barely managing to hold onto his job. The players spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Bristol City where he scored 13 goals in 20 appearances. These performances helped him get a firm fan following, but he has played little football since then.
Bristol City tried to get the player on a permanent basis only back in January, but were unable to do so. They switched their attention towards Bournemouth's Lee Tomlin, who has done well since then. As a result, Bristol may not come in contention for Matt Smith since they are believed to be actively pursuing a permanent deal for Lee Tomlin. The presence of players like Ross McCormack makes it difficult forSmith to get gametime at Craven Cottage. This could ultimately see him sold for as little as £ 750,000, which would represent a bargain for Wolves if he manages to score in similar fashion like he did at Bristol.
A few weeks ago,Jackett claimed that the club will not be resting in the summer since they have the key task of improving the squad on all fronts.“It will be hard work through the summer, I do expect that.We have to work very hard in the summer to plan for next year, to get this squad as strong as possible. It’s not a time for sitting back, it’s not a time for me, or Kevin Thelwell, or Jez Moxey , to sit back. We’re all determined in this period to work as hard as we can to sign the players we need,” said Jackett.