Wolves look set to complete a permanent deal for Andreas Weimann, with boss Paul Lambert stating: “I’d like to sign him.”
A deal is in place to buy the Austrian international from Derby County when his loan deal expires.
It’s believed the agreed fee is £1.5million for a player who has scored three goals in Wolves colours.
The Wolves hierarchy were due to make a decision on whether to sign him at the end of the season – but Lambert told the Express & Star that he wants the deal to happen.
“I’d like to sign him, he’s been terrific,” the head coach told the Express & Star.
“It’ll wait until the end of the season but hopefully it’ll take care of itself.”
Weimann’s appearances up front – his preferred position – have been limited, with Lambert saying after Monday’s win over Leeds that he hasn’t wanted to play Weimann on the right of late, but he’s needed to fill in for the injured Helder Costa.
The Austrian enjoyed success under Lambert at Villa and he recently said he’s enjoying his football at Wolves after being in and out of the Derby team for a season and a half.
Lambert said Weimann was an important part of the club now.
“I’ve been praising him because he’s performed,” he added. “He came in, what you see is what you get, an unbelievable work ethic, a great desire for the game and he’s been a major part of what’s happened here in the past few months.
“He should have scored on Monday! But his general game, I think every supporter can see what he adds to us.
“He doesn’t miss many games, he performs, he scores, he performs in big games, atmospheres don’t phase him, he knows what the game’s about. I think he’s important for this club.”
Derby have changed manager since Weimann moved to Molineux but the Rams can’t renege on the deal, so if personal terms are agreed it will go ahead.
Gary Rowett recently admitted it was out of his hands, and added: “If he wants to sign for Wolves at the end of it, and Wolves want him then that will happen.”Subscribe to our Newsletter