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Divock Origi would be a serious gamble for Wolves in January

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Divock Origi would be a serious gamble for Wolves in January

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly considering a move for Liverpool centre-forward Divock Origi ahead of the January transfer window.

According to the Express and Star, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have placed the 23-year-old on their shortlist and are keen to strengthen their attacking department in the New Year.

It is understood that the West Midlands club enquired about the striker last summer and were put off by his price tag, as Liverpool want up to £20million for the player.

But the report details that due to the fact he is yet to represent the first team this campaign he could be available for a lower price or potentially a loan spell in January.

Wolves’ board are holding a meeting in the coming weeks to finalise attacking transfer targets for January and Origi seems to be in their sights.

 

But the Belgian would be a serious gamble for the club and there is no guarantee he would succeed at Molineux.

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Nuno could do with an extra striker to challenge Raul Jimenez in the second half of the season, but the Liverpool ace hasn’t kicked a ball at senior level this term and it could be tough for him to make an impact.

Origi managed seven goals in 36 games out on loan at German club Wolfsburg last season and may not be the inspired signing Wolves fans are hoping for.

His record of 21 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool’s first team highlights his goalscoring qualities and he’s got major potential, so that could tempt Wolves into gambling on him.

Nuno’s team have scored just nine goals in 10 league games so far and it’s clear which area of the pitch they are struggling in.

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