Fantasy Football Potential – Leo Bonatini

Wolves have signed striker Leo Bonatini from Al-hilal for an undisclosed fee. The Brazilian was on loan at Molinuex last season and his performances there forced Wolves to trigger the clause in his loan deal to bring him back permanently.

At Al-hilal, Leo Bonatini had a short but successful time, where he scored a dozen goals in just 25 Saudi League games, but that wasn’t enough to warrant a longer stay in Saudi Arabia. Whilst in the Middle East he won the first division title and the domestic cup.

Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell has said:

“Leo Bonatini was unstoppable for a long stretch last season – his goals played a huge part in our promotion – and we have no doubt he can reproduce that kind of goalscoring form in the Premier League.”

Fantasy Premier League Potential (5.0m)

In England, Bonatini hasn’t been as prolific but good nonetheless. He scored 12 goals last season in the Championship, but remarkably he failed to score in their last 25 games of the season. His last goal came in their 1-0 victory against rivals Birmingham all the way back in December, meaning he is still yet to register a goal in 2018, which is worrying.

What isn’t worrying is the fact that he is just £5.0m and as long as he doesn’t get pushed out the team then that could easily become a bargain. There aren’t many starting strikers you could get for that price let alone a striker starting at a club who are tipped to finish top half by a lot of people. He also has an ownership of just 1.5%, so he could be a gem of a differential.

Wolves’ first five fixtures are as follows: Everton (H), Leicester (A), Manchester City (H), West Ham (A) and Burnley (H). Bonatini will be looking for his first goal in 2018, but with these fixtures, he will certainly have to work hard for it.

Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)

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