Liverpool striker targeted by the Wolves for a transfer
Wolves are interested in bringing Liverpool striker, Divock Origi to Molineux reports The Athletic. The 25-year-old could be allowed to leave the club in January as the Premier League champions look to collect funds in order to buy players in the January Transfer window.
The Belgian has only played seven minutes of Premier League football this season as summer signing Diogo Jota hit the ground running from day one. Origi still aspires to make it into the Belgium squad for the Euros next year, which is why he is ready to leave the club in order to get some much need game time.
Standing at 6ft-1″, Origi has managed to make only seven appearances so far this season. Due to the sporadic appearances, his confidence has taken a hit and he hasn’t impacted the game as much as he’d like.
Liverpool are reportedly not actually looking to sell Origi who has earned himself a ‘cult hero’ status among the Liverpool faithful during the 2018/19 season where his goals helped the Reds make a historic comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals and seal their sixth CL title after beating Tottenham. An offer of around twenty million pounds could, however, change their mind.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have always been interested in Origi having already tried to sign the Belgian in 2018. With Jiminez out for an unknown period of time with a skull injury he suffered last month against Arsenal, Wolves could be back for him and are likely to take him on loan for this season.
Wolves have had problems scoring goals this season, with star man Jiminez out and Jota moving to Liverpool, Wolves have been able to find the net only thirteen times this season. This has forced Nuno Espirito Santos to look for a proven Premier League goalscorer.
Origi who has scored 35 times and created 13 goals in 147 appearances for Liverpool has the experience and quality Wolves are looking for at the moment and could very well help them finish in a respectable position in the League and push for European football this season.
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